So the question is, is this a "flaw" with Face ID and on Apple's part?
This is what a new video shows that features Sana Sherwani and her kid Ammar Malik. As can be seen in the video below, Ammar can reliably unlock his mother's iPhone X, so it wasn't just a one-off fluke.
Later on, the mother reregistered her face under different lighting, her son was no longer able to unlock her phone.
More importantly, imagine the privacy implications if Ammar was the one with the phone, and he was six or seven years older than he is now; no teenager wants their parent (s) to be able to access their smartphone at will. She reregistered a third time in dimmer lighting to replicate her initial registration, and then, her son was able to unlock the phone again. Unlike Touch ID where you can register multiple fingerprints, Face ID is only programmable with one face per device.
And People has been testing it out the Face ID, if they will be able to crack it down using a different face.
We've reached out to Apple for comment and will update this article with a response. Lets take a Look at the Mask! But it would be troublesome if that 1 person is living in the vicinity of the iPhone X user. The fifth grader randomly picked one not knowing it was his mother's iPhone X, was taking a look into it and it just got unlocked, which wasn't supposed to happen. Meanwhile, there's also some "special processing done on the cheeks and around the face" where there are large areas of skin, and the nose is created from silicone.
Now, hackers at Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav say that the biometric security feature is less secure than Apple has suggested - and claimed to have fooled it with a mask made from $150 (£114) in supplies. For additional protection, Face ID allows only five unsuccessful match attempts before a passcode is required to obtain access to your iPhone.