A recent video shows a 10-year-old kid unlocking his mother's iPhone X with his face, though the Face ID used by the iPhone X to unlock unlocks information about his mother's face.
Attaullah Malik and Sana Sherwani, the young parents, said that their fifth-grandson, Ammar Malik, picked up his mother's new iPhone X without permission. To their surprise, he unlocked the phone at first glance.
"We've seen a lot of videos from iPhone users on YouTube, they've got a new iPhone X device and tried to cheat Apple's facial recognition system, but when I and my wife received our iPhone X, we did not The idea of doing so, however, changed on November 3 after we finished setting up the new iPhone.
We sat in the bedroom and had just entered the facial recognition information entry. Our 10-year-old son was eager to run the new iPhone x and my wife told him not to disturb the new mobile phone. Just as all bear children were asked to do something when they did not want to do the same thing, he immediately picked up the phone, just looked at the screen and unlocked the phone. "
According to his parents, the young Malik has been able to unlock his mother's iPhone X. He could even unlock his father's iPhone X, but only after a successful attempt did he unlock the success again.
Wire magazine correspondent Andy Greenberg suggested Sherwani re-enter her face and see what happens. After adopting the reporter's suggestion, iPhone X no longer allows small Malik visit. Interestingly enough, Sherwani tried again to re-register her Face ID within a few hours and her son regained access to the phone with his own face information under the same indoor night lighting.
The parent clarified that no one entered the iPhone X password to unlock the device after the unlock attempt failed. Whether this is true or not is true because when you face changes too large and face ID is not recognized, you immediately enter the password, TrueDepth is deeply camera will once again capture the new face data for correction learning, to improve its safety and usability.
Apple explained in its Face ID security document: Face ID data, including various mathematical representations of your face, is encrypted and protected by the security compartment. This data is continually optimized and updated as you use Face ID, including when the authentication is successful, to improve your experience. If Face ID detects similar matches, but the customer then unlocks the device by entering a passcode, it also updates the data.
Face ID will automatically adapt to your appearance changes, such as make-up or grow facial hair. If your appearance changes more noticeably (such as shaving a beard), Face ID first lets you verify your identity with a password before you update your face data.
The explanation text above shows that after a limited number of unlock attempts have been made by the user, the new facial recognition data will not be entered by the system without inputting a password for iPhone X to match the facial data changes. Since the Sherwani family said they did not enter a passcode, we can assume that facial recognition is not adjusted for the son's face.
But the same Face ID security document also points out that children under 13 years of age have a higher chance of mismatching because they may not yet have a full-fledged facial feature. Given that the child is only 10 years old, the error shown in the video is not a surprising one, according to Apple's explanation of the relevant security document.
However, this video further proves that Face ID is not 100% foolproof under the right circumstances. If you are concerned about this, Apple also suggested that users only use the password for authentication.
Yesterday we reported similar news as well. Vietnam security company Bkav recently shared a video in which Bkav's staff used a mask to spoof Apple's Face ID recognition system. The video caught the attention of the media as Apple said that Face ID uses sophisticated anti-fraud neural networks in its designs to prevent fraud with masks or other technologies.
The mask is made by first striking the entire facial mask with a 3D printer and then combining the silicone nose, two-dimensional images, and specially treated areas. Bkav said the cost of making supplies is about $ 150.
Due to the lack of relevant details, many outsiders are skeptical of this video. For example, Bkav did not specify whether Face ID's default "watchful-seeing feature" is disabled or not, a feature that provides extra security for authorized users to unlock iPhone X.
Even if this video is really like Bkav said, did not move any hands and feet, this is not what the average person should be worried about. Because they themselves admit that if you do not have enough security knowledge, to create a "correct" mask is very difficult. They understand the working principle of face ID AI and neural network, we know how to circumvent the protective effect of the system.
So far, Apple has not responded to these videos in addition to the existing face recognition security files mentioned above.