Somebody finally tricked Apple’s Face ID security tech, but let’s just say it wasn’t easy. Or pretty. Apple claimed the tech couldn’t be fooled by photos or masks, but a cybersecurity firm in Vietnam says a mask they cobbled together was able to trick the phone into unlocking. They also said they’ve been working on the project since they got their iPhone X a week ago. The mask is a copy of the face of an employee, seen in the video unlocking the phone.
The company says the mask cost about $150 in materials, and involves a complicated mix of 3D printed parts, 2-D images, makeup and apparently a lot of scotch tape. The company said there was some “special processing” done on the cheeks and around the face, but no specifics on what was so special about it were released.
It was only a matter of time before someone cracked Face ID, but seeing how much effort went into this, we think most iPhone X users are probably still safe from having their faces quickly spoofed, unless you’re famous enough to be in a wax museum or something. Source:
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