Face ID tricked by mask, again

Face ID function on the new iPhone X. REUTERS  Thomas Peter
Security experts use simple mask to fool Face ID on the iPhone X – again 0

Face ID function on the new iPhone X. REUTERS Thomas Peter Security experts use simple mask to fool Face ID on the iPhone X – again 0

One of the videos shows how much fun you can have with the iPhone X and its Animoji feature, which is created with the help of data gathered by the handset's TrueDepth camera.

Additionally, Bkav noted that Face ID was unable to "learn" to correct its mistake, consistently allowing the "artificial twin" mask to unlock the phone during successive attempts.

The researchers also posted another video demonstrating the second hack and used their findings to reiterate that Face ID perhaps isn't as secure as Apple has claimed.

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Before you start worrying about people unlocking your iPhone X, you should keep in mind that all this requires a lot of effort, access to various materials, physical access to the device, and in-depth photos of your face to accurately recreate it in mask form. "Face ID is even attention-aware".

The new 3D printed Face ID-fooling mask is made from a stone powder, with 2D infrared pictures of eyes taped over the top-infrared being the technology used by Face ID to detect faces. This feature is reportedly meant to prevent Face ID from being unlocked with a mask or photograph or when you are looking away from your phone.

Ever since the iPhone X launched on November 3, people have been hard at work trying to fool Face ID. As soon as the iPhone X became available for sale, they immediately conducted experiments based on previous analysis to confirm the "foreseeable" weakness, and just as predicted, Face ID was defeated by the mask. With this feature turned on, the iPhone X does not unlock if you have your eyes closed or you do not look directly at the smartphone.

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In the video, seen below, Bkav's demonstrator sets up Face ID normally with his face and shows that "Require Attention for Face ID" is enabled in Settings.

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav fooled Face ID with a cheap mask, and now it's repeated the trick even more convincingly. However, with this research result, we have to raise the severity level to every casual users: "Face ID is not secure enough to be used in business transactions".

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