IPhone X Face ID Hack Demoed by Vietnam Researcher

IPhone X Face ID Hack Demoed by Vietnam Researcher

Speaking at the iPhone X launch event in September, Apple's Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said: "They [Apple workers] have even gone and worked with professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood to protect against these attempts to beat Face ID". In the following demonstration video, they also showed the unlocking of an iPhone X for both the mask and the person.

Vietnamese security firm Bkav claims to have broken Face ID (although it's yet to be confirmed by other security firms) with a simple mask. It is possible that the son's age played a role as Apple has said that the "undeveloped facial features" in those under the age of 13 could cause issues with Face ID.

Clearly, these guys knew exactly what to look for in their Face ID-duping efforts, spending plenty of time simulating the features of one of their own.

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Bkav, on the other hand, blasted Apple for creating a facial recognition tech that can be "fooled by a mask" and is less secure than Touch ID.

A team of hackers say that the iPhone X's flagship facial recognition system can be hacked. As can be seen in the video below, it appears to trick Face ID on the first attempt.

Still, the average iPhone X users shouldn't worry about this trick being used against them. The mask was not created with a focus on realism. It's Face ID or nothing.

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If the person looking to break in isn't anxious about subtlety, they could just physically force the user to unlock the biometric security anyways, or possibly scan the user's face while they were sleeping or incapacitated. A stylus called the "Apple Pencil" was also reported to be in progress and is expected to launch along with the new tablet. The prospect of someone gaining access to your locked phone while you sleep is something iPhone X users need to be aware of, particularly those that sleep deeply, ' Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO of FaceTec. Without going into details, he said much of the iPhone X's functionality is "determined by software".

The iPhone X is the biggest upgrade in Apple's smartphone lineup in years.

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