Ever since the iPhone X launched on November 3, people have been hard at work trying to fool the much fabled Face ID. As the new device introduced the edge-to-edge display on the iPhone X, Apple had to get rid of the home button, which in previous models doubled as a fingerprint scanner. Instead of TouchID, we now have Face ID, which allows the tenth anniversary iPhone to be unlocked with just a glance at someone's face.
According to India Today, the iPhone X's biometric facial recognition feature has so far been fooled by a ten-year old, a pair of twins and a mask. One of the most notable attempts to crack Face ID came from the Vietnamese security company Bkav which tricked FaceID by using a mask in some time in the middle of November.
But back then, questions were raised on whether Bkav turned on Face ID's ‘Required Attention’ feature or not. Also that video also did not show the Face ID enrollment process which meant that Bkav could have easily registered the mask as the original user. In order to prove their point, the team uploaded another video where they use a $2oo mask and fooled the FaceID. This time however, they showed that both the "Require Attention for Face ID" and "Attention Aware Features" were turned on in the iPhone X used for testing.A few days ago, a video had surfaced online showing a 10-year old who unlocked an iPhone X which had been set up to unlock with his mother's face.
While this doesn’t mean that just about anyone who steals your phone could gain access to its contents, it does pose a challenge for parents who might want to keep some apps hidden from their kids. To get over that, Apple recommends using a passcode – that’s not something that you want to hear after buying a $1,000 device.