The long-awaited iPhone X is here, and people went crazy during the release. They spent hours or maybe even days waiting in line to get their hands on a brand new device. The smartphone impresses us with a powerful processor and an all-screen display, but the spotlight was stolen by its Face ID security system.
People are skeptical about Apple X’s Face ID
People are, by default, skeptical of revolutionary inventions, as they cannot believe they can work as well as they pretend. If these inventions are related to security, people get even less faithful that the system might work without any issues. Of course, the Face ID had to face the same criticism, especially after a 10-year-old managed to unlock his mom’s iPhone X by using this feature.
The internet has been taken over by videos of people showing how Face ID should not be trusted. Apple admitted that the system might be fooled if it’s used by twins or family members who strongly resemble the owner of the iPhone X. However, the case of the mother and son is a bit surprising.
The boy could unlock his mother’s phone although they don’t resemble each other that much
Sana Sherwani and Ammar, her son, are not twins. Also, they don’t even have the same gender, so Face ID shouldn’t have been tricked so easily. They are still relatives, so it’s natural that they should share some facial features, but the family claims the boy resembles his father more than his mother.
This might raise some security concerns, since Face ID is definitely not as foolproof as Apple might want to think. However, people shouldn’t worry about attackers. The feature might be tricked by family members, but it’s impossible for a stranger to do it if they don’t have a copy of your face.
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