Hackers beat iPhone X’s Face ID a week after release with just $150 3D mask
The cybersecurity firm Bkav said a $150 3D-printed mask was used to fool the Face ID software, which is used to unlock the iPhone X, authorize payments and log in to apps. If this claim is true, it means Apple Face ID software is not as effective as the company said. Face ID uses “liveness detection” to ensure that the phone unlocks only when someone looks at it, not merely when the phone’s sensors see its owner’s face nearby.
Why is Bkav successful where others have failed? “It is quite hard to make the “correct” mask without certain knowledge of security. We were able to trick Apple’s AI, as mentioned in the writing, because we understood how their AI worked and how to bypass it. As in 2008, we were the first to show that face recognition was not an effective security measure for laptops (related links can be found at the end of this writing,” the company explained in FAQ section of its website. You can watch the complete video below.