Man says he can unlock wife’s iPhone X with his own face


A man has claimed that he is able to gain access to his wife’s smartphone using he own face.

Apple has denied that this is possible claiming there is only a one in a million chance that it could be achieved.

Speaking to the UK’s The Sun newspaper he said: “I asked Apple about it and they say ‘No it can only recognise one face’,”

“It shouldn’t happen. It’s just pathetic.”

The 44 year old said that it was only a chance discovery when he unlocked his wife’s phone with just a glance. His wife, Paula had only owned the device for 2 weeks when the glitch was discovered.

“We both know each other’s codes and I do use her phone if it’s lying around, so the only thing we can think is it’s started to think I’m her,” he said.

Apple’s Face ID was eagerly anticipated when the iPhone X was launched on November 3 with the feature replacing fingerprint recognition. The system is said to learn face changes over time including the wearing of glasses, makeup and hats.

“Apple engineering teams have even gone and worked with professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood to protect against attempts to beat Face ID,” Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said at the iPhone X launch event.

“These are actual masks used by the engineering team to train the neural network to protect against them in Face ID.”

Unfortunately for Apple, Face ID has been proved to be easy to crack before after Vietnamese security firm Bkav released a report and video claiming to have cracked the feature.

A woman in Nanjing in China also made similar claims that other people had managed to gain access to her device using Face ID.


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