Apple Face ID 'Fooled' by $150 Mask2017-11-13 11:44 by Daniela
Tags: Apple, Face ID
Cybersecurity researchers at Vietnamese firm Bkav claim to have bypassed the iPhone X's facial recognition with a specially made mask, imitating a real person's face.
The mask was made from a combination of 2D and 3D parts for about $150. The researchers say that much of the model was made using an off-the-shelf 3D printer whilst other elements like skin and nose were hand-made.
Bkav 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.
Face ID differs from the image recognition techniques used in many other electronics and which have been easily fooled merely by photos of the target. The iPhone X uses a technique called dot projection, which directs beams of infrared light at the user's face to create a 3D image, and uses artificial intelligence to "learn" the person's face.
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