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Someone claims to have broken iPhone X's Face ID security already

Someone claims to have broken iPhone X's Face ID security already

In a Q&A, Bkav said that it understands "how AI of Face ID works and how to bypass it", but hasn't given specifics of how exactly it did it-nor whether the iPhone X was "imprinted" with the mask from the beginning.

They said: " Potential targets shall not be regular users, but billionaires, leaders of major corporations, nation leaders and agents like Federal Bureau of Investigation need to understand the Face ID's issue [sic].

How often did they try to use Face ID and fail?

The mask took approximately 150 Dollars to create.

The mask was custom-made using 2D and 3D printers, with a silicone nose made by hand.

Touted as the iPhone X's new flagship form of device security, Face ID is a natural target for hackers. Bkav's method is yet to be confirmed by other security researchers.

The caveat in this entire scenario is that the company didn't reveal how much tweaking was necessary before it got the mask to work. Several users have pointed out that the Face ID lock icon at the top doesn't open when the phone is facing the mask. So those in power in either government or company positions using the phone need to watch out for illegal unlocking attempts. Like every other security system in the world, it has flaws. They might have "weakened" the Face ID by training it while some of the owner's facial features were obscured. In most cases, the iPhone X was able to tell apart between identical twins.

Like the previous question, this one is important to note based on how Face ID's algorithm learns.

It's not clear why the iPhone X was fooled by this less convincing, and frankly extremely creepy mask. Like, you can't just take a photo of someone in the crowd and use it. But again, you don't need to worry about that at the moment.

Just how reliable is the iPhone X's face ID feature?

The firm says it was able to trick Apple's Face ID AI by understanding how it worked. Casual users are more likely to be troubled by acquaintances and thieves that would give up after a few attempts.

So sure - Face ID can be beaten, given the right set of circumstances, skills, and time. Touch ID can be fooled by taking a user's fingerprint (easy to do off something like a glass or door handle) and then making a mold.

"After almost 10 years of development, face recognition is not mature enough to guarantee security for computers and smartphones", the researchers warned. Apple is yet to say something on the matter, but will possibly provide a software fix when the next iOS update is rolled out. The company even went as far as working with Hollywood mask-makers to train the biometric against falling for props. Having had my iPhone X for less than 24 hours, here are my first impressions of the phone that could very well usher in a new generation of mobile technology.

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