IPhone X Face ID Fooled with a $150 Mask

Researchers 'break through' iPhone X's hi-tech Face ID security

Uploaded by Attaullah Malik on YouTube, the 41-second clip shows his 10-year-old son unlocking Face ID on an iPhone X which was configured to accept the mother's face.

So if you have enough resemblance with your Family member that has the phone, there is 99% chance that you might hit one.

Ammar's parents had just set up Face ID on their iPhone X when he walked in, eager to get his hands on the handset. However, she chose to further test things by registering all over again under indoor night-time lighting, similar to the first time.

Now as you can see in the video, both mom and son do share some similarities in their facial features, and not only was the kid successful on the first try, but he managed to get in multiple times afterwards.

According to Apple, the probability of a random person unlocking an iPhone X with Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000, compared to 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID.

If in case Face ID doesn't recognise a face, it presents a passcode input to users. Unlike Touch ID where you can register multiple fingerprints, Face ID is only programmable with one face per device.

We've reached out to Apple for comment and will update this article with a response. It was proven earlier that it can be unlocked easily by an identical twin.

Their concerns will probably be shared by any iPhone X-owning parent.

Mr Ngo Tuan Anh, the company's vice president of cybersecurity, said the team created the mask using a combination of "3D printing with make-up and 2D images" to dupe the facial recognition system.

In Less than a week after receiving the iPhone X on the 5th of November, they were able to byPass the Face ID!

Now, hackers at Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav say that the biometric security feature is less secure than Apple has suggested - and claimed to have fooled it with a mask made from $150 (£114) in supplies.

Meanwhile, when the executive Phil Schiller was introducing the iPhone X, he publicly said Apple's engineers had worked with professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood to protect against attempts to beat Face ID.

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