Face ID is Apple’s latest security feature. It was introduced in the iPhone X as a replacement for Touch ID, since the design of the phone doesn’t allow for the fingerprint scanner to remain in front and Apple doesn’t want it positioned at the back.
Apple claims that Face ID is so secure that the odds of a random person using their face to break into someone’s iPhone X is one in one million. But a security firm called Bkav has been able to bypass Apple Face ID and trick it because it understand how AI works.
For example, silicone was employed for the nose and 3D printing was used on other areas. The security firm says that Apple is relying too much on the feature’s Artificial Intelligence.
The mask cost $150 to make, and Bkav says that with its ability to break into the iPhone X, the mask could be used to learn personal secrets from political leaders, business executives and billionaires. The firm says that facial recognition is not a good security tool and says that when it comes to biometrics, a fingerprint scanner is the best way to keep intruders from breaking into your phone.
Bkav has released a video that shows how the mask beats Face ID but it doesn’t include all the details. The firm says that is because their experiment is a proof of concept whose purpose is to prove a principle.
21 thoughts on “Security Firm Fools Apple Face ID With a Mask”
Impressive.. I guess there is nothing that can't be broken
Even if other security measures are taken into consideration, fingerprint is the best means of securing a phone. #Engr wale
People gist me how the 11:11 went in ur hood….
what's the use of putting a face ID when it can be bypassed.
IPhone user over to you…I don waka
Impressive… IPhone user where you day
I feel retina scan is a more better authentication.
Apple are yet to comment and they won't, because they know, deep down they know it isn't foolproof.
All thanks to Bkav for showing apple that the face ID is not as secure as fingerprint scanner. #TWALE for Bkav. I love those that prove things.
Goes to show that no technology is exactly fail proof.
This is serious
Bad news for Apple
But how many people are going to buy d $150 face mask???
The mask is not for sale just to prove to Apple that Face ID is not secure as they claim
Let's watch and see
Will apple able to bare this… ?
Lol…. Don't think tgey can bear this…. Bad news for ?
Apple be like"these people want to spoil my market ".in igbo accent.
Lolz…why would they comment?
Let's wait and see though
so impresive to break