Hackers claim to have beaten Apple’s facial recognition security technology just one week after the iPhone X went on sale.
Apple has previously claimed their FaceID system on the new iPhone X cannot be fooled by photos, impersonators and masks but cyber security firm Bkav said a 3D-printed mask which costs $150 (£115) to make has already fooled the new software.
FaceID is used to unlock the new iPhone X, as well as allowing users to authorize payments and log in to apps. Apple has been using fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button for several years, but completely removed the home button on the newest iPhone model.
The researchers said their findings proved that Face ID is ‘not an effective security measure’, although making the mask did require a detailed facial scan, and would be difficult for normal users to replicate.
When the iPhone X was unveiled in September, Apple claimed there was a ‘one in a million chance of another person being able to unlock the phone’ and said they’d ‘stress-tested the technology using silicone masks made by Hollywood studios’, writes the Telegraph.
Bkav constructed the mask using a combination of 3D printing, a silicone nose and printed images of the eyes.
In a video released by the company you can appears see Face ID supposedly being fooled when a cloth covering the mask is taken away.
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