Hackers Say They Beat iPhone X’s Face ID With A Mask

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in News & Politics Tech


The new feature for the iPhone X everyone seems to be talking about is its Face ID. Instead of using your thumbprint to unlock your phone, one scans their face. Now, a Vietnamese firm called Bkav says they've already bested the security mechanism with a custom-made mask that costs around $150. The mask used a combination of 3D- and 2D-printed elements, as well as a silicone nose. 

"Apple has done this not so well," Bkav wrote on its company blog. "Face ID can be fooled by mask, which means it is not an effective security measure." Sounds like a neat function, but has a ways to go before it's foolproof (but then again, is any tech foolproof?)

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Male 92
Looks like it might mean the police and security services will stop taking Apple to court to request that they break into criminals' and suspects' phones. 
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Male 8,715
Two issues:
  • How many people are using their iPhone to store highly-classified nuclear launch codes or the Colonel's Secret blend of Herbs and Spices?
  • How many people are under the delusion their life is interesting enough that someone wants to sneak a scan of your face in order to unlock your dick-pics?

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Male 1,759
megrendel I agree
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Male 602
megrendel how many people are using an iPhone to store highly sensitive or compromising information.... millions brah, don't be fucking dense. What the IT guy says to do and what happens, two entirely different things.
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Male 8,715
thething911 how many people are using an iPhone to store highly sensitive or compromising information.... millions brah

From that I would conclude there are millions of fucking idiots, brah. 

Just because millions do stupid shit doesn't keep it from being stupid shit.
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Male 1,759
megrendel  again I agree
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Male 3
I'm not sure what this proves, I assume the custom mask would have to be made from a cast or scan of someones face and then 3d printed and assembled and tested. So to break into your phone some would have to surreptitiously scan you face build a mask and steal your phone.  I would bet that the touch id could beat much more easily with a manufactured finger print.  Neither security feature is entirely secure but by all accounts I have seenFace id is more secure.
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Male 688
freeman61 You can literally build a 3d model from several photos of the face and then 3d print it. 
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