IPhone X Face ID Fooled with a $150 Mask

An Apple iPad is used in Las Vegas

An Apple iPad is used in Las Vegas

Bkav, a Vietnamese cybersecurity firm, claims to have cracked the face recognition technology of iPhone X with the help of a mask which costs around $150. The trouble with facial recognition is that too many humans have defining characteristics that can not be dissected by a machine-we look too similar.

The company says potential targets of this type of attack could be "billionaires, leaders of major corporations, [national] leaders.".

In addition to features such as keeping track of changes in facial appearance, Apple also offers an anti-spoofing software to stop Face ID trickery.

The Bkav researchers say they were able to crack Face ID with a cheap mix of materials, 3D printing rather than face-casting, and perhaps most surprisingly, fixed, two-dimensional printed eyes.

When Samsung introduced the Note 8 with its $960 price tag, we knew about Apple's new iPhone X, which will cross the borderline of Samsung with the pricing policy.

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Face ID is not created to be an infalliable system that can't be broken under any circumstance.

While it depends on the user to fall for this yet another "convenient" at the risk of potentially being tracked by advertisers, the latest research from Bkav suggests that Face ID isn't even secure enough to be used as an authentication process.

Bkav Corporation, an tech security biz with offices in the USA and Singapore, specializes in bypassing facial-recognition systems, and set out to do the same with Face ID when it got hold of a $999 iPhone X earlier this month.

The company's researchers said that the iPhone X's fingerprint sensor was the most secure biometric security feature.

Apple claims the chances of a random stranger being able to unlock an iPhone X which does not belong to them are a million to one. They then put 2D printouts of the user's eyes, upper cheekbones and lips over the mask and added a silicone nose for realism. That's because Face ID has the same timeouts as Apple's Touch ID feature.

Apple could be making a more affordable iPhone X for 2018
So it stands to reason that Apple's 2018 lineup could pull its design cues nearly entirely from the iPhone X , just bigger. To hit a more affordable price point, Apple is also said to launch a 6.1-inch model with a more traditional LCD display.

Seems like its been a bad few days for Apple as users some iPhone X users started reporting problems with the display with a green line appearing on the edge of the screen.

As outlined in Apple's white paper, Face ID uses a TrueDepth camera system to accurately map the geometry of a face and recognise it.

Face ID has to be used about every four hours, or else it'll prompt the person to enter a password.

If your threats are a pickpocket at a bar, it's highly unlikely the thief will also have your facial structure and a scan of your face ready to 3D print and unlock your phone with.

Bkav did not give details of how long it took for its iPhone X to unlock with the mask.

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