But Ammar, who resembles his mother, unlocked it after analyzing the phone without knowing that it was his mother’s. The device unlocked the second time the boy stared at it. Ammar thinks the hack is funny, but his parents are not convinced.
For its newest iPhone, Apple ditched the Touch ID technology which required the owner’s fingerprint to unlock and replaced with Face ID which maps the user’s face before unlocking.
Apple, however, has acknowledged that the technology can be bypassed by identical twins and some family members that strikingly look-a-like.
Mr. Malik, who is India born but now lives with his family in New York City, told reporters that he and his wife text a lot and there may be things they don’t want Ammar to see.
Now my wife has to delete her texts when there’s something she doesn’t want Ammar to look at,
the concerned father told reporters.
iPhone X Not So Secure
It is not the first time the iPhone X is hacked into but it is the first time it was done this easily. Earlier this month, a group of cybersecurity experts in Taiwan unlocked the phone with help from a 3-D printed mask. The total cost of the prop was just $150.
Mr. Malik also voiced his concerns over his son accessing his wife’s phone. The kid could use an app to order ice-cream whenever he sees it fit. The man also told the Wired that Ammar is a “good kid”.
In a YouTube video, the boy’s mother registers her face for her son to unlock the phone moments later. Surprisingly, Ammar was able to unlock his father’s phone just one time. The man was confused because the boy’s head is smaller than his or his wife’s. What’s more, most people say the kid resembles his father more than his mother.
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