- iPhone X Face ID Beaten with a $150 Mask
Apple rolled out its iPhone X with full fanfare the highlighting feature was the Face ID. However many have raised concerns as to how safe is Apple’s face ID? Apparently not that safe!
A Vietnamese firm claims to have created a mask which can beat Apple’s face ID system into unlocking the iPhone X. The firm called Bkav created an elaborate mask through 2D and 3D configuration using a printer.
The brand new iPhone did not recognize the mask but just the face of a team member. Bkav released their ‘proof of concept’ in a newly released video which shows the mask unlocking the iPhone.
Even Apple had previously admitted the new face ID feature is morefor convenience than absolute security. Even testing of the feature initially showed small glitches and usual responses.
According to Bkav the experiment began right after iPhone X was released. Even though Bkav broke into the iPhone they claim their experiment does not prove the iPhone is not effectively secure for the average user.
Because the mask used to manipulate the iPhone is not an ordinary mask and a lot of security knowledge went into making it correct. Not only was the mask designed with intricate 2D and 3D parts an artist was hired to construct the nose of the mask.
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.
Although many have viewers also called out the authenticity of the experiment. Unless or until the attempt cannot be replicated it’s hard to determine if the claim is real or not.
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