iPhone X is the latest release from Apple and has cool new features introduced to it, one such feature is the built-in Face ID. A few months back Apple’s “secure” Face ID was supposedly hacked with a special type of mask by a Vietnamese based cyber-security firm. It was bad enough that the $1000 phone was proved to be hack-able but what’s worse is that there have been reports popping up lately claiming that a user’s sibling or parent is able to unlock their phone using Face ID.
In the above video, the daughter was able to bypass her mother’s Face ID. Apple did state that the chances of being able to bypass Face ID security increases with siblings, twins, and children under the age of 13 but in the case of the above video, you can clearly see that the two individuals do not look that similar, the geometry of their faces don’t even match and the daughter is clearly not under 13. It could be unlocked if the sister typed the pass-code once Face ID failed to recognize but Andro Dollar claims to not have trained the phone to recognize his sister’s face prior to this video and we can take his word for it since this is not the only reported case — there have been many more similar incidents happening around the world, so much for being the “safest” and most “secure” security system. Apple needs to look into this matter more seriously as these are not isolated incidents if it is reported in more than one iPhone, privacy among family members is a big deal especially for us Sri Lankans.