Man Unlocks The IPhone X Of His Brother By Face ID. Spoiler Alert: They Are Not Twins!

Posted: Nov 9 2017, 9:21am CST | by , in News | Apple

Man unlocks the iPhone X of his brother by Face ID. Spoiler Alert: They are not Twins!
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A video was recently shared on reddit, in which a man demonstrates that his brother was able to unlock his iPhone X. The brothers are not twins, nor do they have a striking resemblance in facial features either. This points to a major flaw in iPhone X’s security system, especially when Touch ID is no longer featured in the iPhone X.

Such a flaw in the device’s primary security feature can prove to be very dangerous for the users. In the clip posted on reddit, the elder brother unlocks his iPhone X using his Face ID.

The elder brother then passes the smartphone to his brother who then tries to unlock the phone. When the younger brother is not wearing glasses, the phone refuses to accept it.

IPhoneX Face ID fail? from iphone

With glasses, however, the iPhone X unlocks. Apple officials claimed that Face ID is more secure than the Touch ID, which uses a fingerprint. It was also told that you can register only one face to use as the Face ID key.

The elder brother told that this is quite a problem, because they aren’t twins, they have a 5-year between each other, and still his younger brother is able to unlock the phone.

While this flaw may be unexpected, but after all, the software recognized both the people, which means that it may be foreseen by the risk analysis engineers working for Apple. And so is the case, Apple has addressed this potential flaw in the official security guide of Face ID.

In summary, it says that the software may recognize a younger sibling or an elder sibling because apart from the face, the algorithm also tries to recognize the face when it undergoes changes like aging, facial hair cutting, haircuts, and usage accessories.

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