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Money A man was able to use Face ID to unlock his brother’s new iPhone X

23:58  05 november  2017
23:58  05 november  2017 Source:   qz.com

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The new ,000 rectangle from Apple has a troubling security flaw. In a video posted to Reddit on Friday (Nov. 3), two brothers demonstrate that they can both unlock one brother ’ s new iPhone X using its Face ID facial recognition security option.

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The new $1,000 rectangle from Apple has a troubling security flaw.

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The new ,000 rectangle from Apple has a troubling security flaw. In a video posted to Reddit on Friday (Nov. 3), two brothers demonstrate that they can both unlock one brother ’ s new iPhone X using its Face ID facial recognition security option.

3), two brothers demonstrate that they can both unlock one brother ’ s new iPhone X using its Face ID facial recognition security option. “We are not twins. He is five years younger than me,” the older brother and owner of the iPhone X says.

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In a video posted to Reddit on Friday (Nov. 3), two brothers demonstrate that they can both unlock one of the brother’s new iPhone X using its Face ID facial recognition security option.

“We are not twins. He is five years younger than me,” the first brother and owner of the iPhone X says. They both wear similar glasses. When his younger brother tried to unlock the phone without his glasses on, it didn’t work. But when he slipped his glasses back on, the iPhone unlocked itself.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has stated that Face ID is an even more secure way to unlock an iPhone than Touch ID was, with there being a one in 1,000,000 chance of a different person being able to dupe its facial recognition software. But the company has also acknowledged that Face ID may be less secure when it comes to twins and siblings with similar facial features—as the video clearly shows.

Until that’s resolved, you might want to stick to the old-school passcode option unless you really trust your little brother.

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Security firm claims to thwart iPhone X's Face ID with special mask .
But it's not necessarily a practical security concern.The researchers maintain that they didn't have to 'cheat' to make this work. The iPhone X was trained from a real person's face, and it only required roughly $150 in supplies (not including the off-the-shelf 3D printer). The demo shows Face ID working in one try, too, although it's not clear how many false starts Bkav had before producing a mask that worked smoothly. The company says it started working on the mask on November 5th, so the completed project took about 5 days.

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