Technology A man was able to use Face ID to unlock his brother’s new iPhone X

23:14  04 november  2017
23:14  04 november  2017 Source:   Quartz

iPhone X screen repair: $275

  iPhone X screen repair: $275 Apple's new $1,000 iPhone will cost a pretty penny to repair. The iPhone X, which hits store shelves November 3, is Apple's most expensive phone yet. But the higher price tag isn't reserved just for the phone. Repairs are more expensive, too.

Apple claims that the new Face ID scanner that’ s in the iPhone X works much better than the facial recognition sensors that are available in other flagship smartphones right now. In a more extreme case, Face ID might be able to unlock the iPhone X of someone who is deceased.

Apple claims that the new Face ID scanner that’ s in the iPhone X works much better than the facial recognition sensors that are available in other flagship smartphones right now. In a more extreme case, Face ID might be able to unlock the iPhone X of someone who is deceased.

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The new $1,000 rectangle from Apple has a troubling security flaw.

In a video posted to Reddit on Friday (Nov. 3), two brothers demonstrate that they can both unlock one of the brother’s new iPhone X using its Face ID facial recognition security option.

“We are not twins. He is five years younger than me,” the first brother and owner of the iPhone X says. They both wear similar glasses. When his younger brother tried to unlock the phone without his glasses on, it didn’t work. But when he slipped his glasses back on, the iPhone unlocked itself.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has stated that Face ID is an even more secure way to unlock an iPhone than Touch ID was, with there being a one in 1,000,000 chance of a different person being able to dupe its facial recognition software. But the company has also acknowledged that Face ID may be less secure when it comes to twins and siblings with similar facial features—as the video clearly shows.

Until that’s resolved, you might want to stick to the old-school passcode option unless you really trust your little brother.

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Remember those introduction videos that Apple made to help people familiarize themselves with the original iPhone? Today Apple released “A Guided Tour” for the iPhone X, a video that clocks in at around 4 and a half minutes. In it, the company goes over all the basic gestures that buyers of the phone will perform daily such as swiping up to go home, swiping up and holding to launch the app switcher, quickly jumping between apps by swiping across the home indicator, and setting up Face ID.

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