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Vietnamese firm claims to bypass iPhone X’s Face ID with a $150 mask

Uncategorized November 12, 2017

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A Vietnamese security firm Bkav Corporation’s researchers have claimed they have managed to bypass the iPhone X’s Face ID system using a $150 specially-build mask, in spite of Apple efforts to specifically prevent that deception. The mask combines a 3D-printed frame with makeup, a silicone nose, and 2D images, plus “special processing” in select areas. In a demonstration video, an iPhone X is shown unlocking for both the mask and the person it’s based on.

The security firm, Bkav, claims this proves facial recognition is “not mature enough” for either smartphones or computers, having previously bypassed safeguards on some laptops.

But regular users have no reasons to worried about the alleged efforts.

The firm said they started working on the mask two days after iPhone X was launched.
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