IPhone X Face ID Spoofed By Composite Mask

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Each capture hones the AI's ability to distinguish the owner from an imposter.

This tricked the supposedly most advanced feature in the iPhone X. And allowed the people to unlock the phone without the need of the owner's face. As mentioned at the time, Apple assured those interested that Face ID can't be fooled by photos or masks and is so secure that it is enabled to authorise Apple Pay.

The company said that their demonstration, which has yet to be verified publicly by other security researchers, according to Wired, proved that the "Apple Face ID is not an effective security measure".

In their newly released statement, Bkav has not specified how many attempts it took them to unlock the iPhone X. However they have stated the overall cost of making the mask was around $150. They have said that they did not use any passcode to create the mask, they could have used this to teach the iPhone a new face or variations on he original face.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The firm showed a video where they cracked the Facial ID system with a composite mask of 3-D-printed plastic, silicone, makeup, and simple paper cutouts. The firm used different materials to create certain portions of the mask.

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The new technology has passed nearly all the security tests with flying colours; until a security firm called Bkav allegedly created a mask to beat the FaceID. "This seems like an unlikely sequence of events".

"Potential targets shall not be regular users, but billionaires, leaders of major corporations, [and] nations' leaders", Bkav says. "Exploitation is hard for normal users, but simple for professional ones".

A team of hackers say that the iPhone X's flagship facial recognition system can be hacked. Apple's facial recognition begins with the opening assumption that the user gazing at the screen is likely to be the correct user.

However, other tech experts assure us that the average iPhone user is not at risk, at least for the time being.

"Each person must decide which is the highest priority for them, convenience or security, and weigh the importance of each against the technology they choose to secure their personal data", Imperva's Ray said.

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