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Apple Facial Recognition Can Be Fooled By Kids, Evil Twins

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Is Apple's new facial ID in iPhone X as secure as it claimed to be? The technology giant reveals that the phone might not be able to distinguish identical twins, look-alike siblings, and children below 13 years. Hence, it recommends a passcode or alternate authentication.

However, one can't fool the phone's access system with a photograph of the user or a look alike mask. Identification will work with a contact lens, different types of sunglasses, scarves, hats, etc. Infra Red rays is used to identify the features, and hence it can pierce through transparent cloth coverings on faces.

In an update, Apple said, "The probability that a random person in the population could look at your iPhone X and unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 (versus 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID)."

Apple explained that the children under 13 years might not have distinct facial features.

The facial id was originally developed for easy and secure transactions in Apple Pay. As there are chances of fooling the technology, Apple suggests "confirm intent" to complete a transaction in Apple Pay.

by RTT Staff Writer

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