Apple iPhone X Face ID Fooled By A Mask, Not As Secure As Apple Would Have You Believe
Apple iPhone X Face ID is the new way of unlocking the device as the phone has no fingerprint scanner. Security researchers from Bkav have been working in the security industry for a long time and the researchers have been able to fool the Apple iPhone X Face ID with a mask. The mask has been made with a combination of 3D printing and hand-modeled silicone.
According to the researchers, the Apple iPhone X Face ID can be fooled by a 3D printed mask and this can be captured by smartphones that have 3D scanning functionality like the Xperia XZ1. Keeping in mind that these masks can be made from pictures of your face the Apple iPhone X Face ID is not as secure as Apple would like you to think.
You can check out the video of the researcher fooling the Apple iPhone X Face ID with a mask below:
According to researchers:
“Potential targets shall not be regular users, but billionaires, leaders of major corporations, nation leaders, and agents like FBI need to understand the Face ID’s issue,”
It is important to note from the video that a full face mask was not needed in order to fool the Face ID and you only need the parts of the face that the scanner reads. This can make it a lot cheaper for people that are going to be testing and trying this hack.
“The recognition mechanism is not as strict as you think. We just need a half face to create the mask. It was even simpler than we ourselves had thought.”
Ever since Apple iPhone X Face ID was announced people were not sure about the security of the feature and now it has been proven to be flawed. There is another flaw that causes the iPhone X to freeze in colder climates and Overwatch will never be coming out for the iMac.
Let us know what you think about Apple iPhone X Face ID and whether or not you are interested in buying the Apple iPhone X.