Apple’s iPhone X is now available to the people and it seems Apple fans are on the urge to experience the company’s all-new Face ID technology. However, the company’s unbeatable new technology is being to cracked by a Cybersecurity firm just by spending $150. It's only been 10 days since the iPhone X is available to the public and a Vietnam based Cybersecurity firm claimed to fool it.
Bkav, a Cybersecurity firm from Vietnam is claiming that is has cracked the Apple’s Face ID recognition in iPhone X by a face mask worth $150. “The mask is crafted by combining 3D printing with makeup and 2D images, besides some special processing on the cheeks and around the face, where there are large skin areas, to fool the AI of Face ID” said Ngo Tuan Anh, Bkav's vice president of Cyber Security.
According to the Bkav, the face recognition technology failed in the experiment a customized mask is enough to unlock the phone. It also said that the security system also unlocks the smartphone just by scanning half of the face so the half mask is enough to crack it. The cybersecurity firm also mentioned that the biometric security function was the best security aspect till date. In order to demonstrate the experiment the firm also shared a video on the youtube.
In the video, a company employee performs the experiment using the mask to unlock the Face ID technology on iPhone X. The employee lifts off the cloth pacing in form of the iPhone X and reveals a mask placed under the cloth. The iPhone X gets instantly unlock after removing the cloth. The mask is consist of a silicone nose with identical eyes and lips printed on a paper that was mounted on a 3D printed plastic frame which could be made from the digital scan of the person sacked by the iPhone X.
Bkav said that the flaw in the Face ID technology is not a concern for the common people. However, the celebrities, leaders and all public figure are owned iPhone X could be hacked by anyone using this method. The company started the experiment as soon as it gets it hand on the iPhone X on November 5.
As Apple news about the Face Id feature spread other researchers and experts started sharing their views on the experiment. Marc Rogers, a researcher at security firm Cloudflare said that the Bakav may have the first weekend the iPhone's digital model by training it with the victim's face and then spoofed it with 3D mask.
Apple didn't broke a word about the experiment yet, the time will tell, do iPhone X owner need to think again or it is just a hoax. Recently it is been shared by the Apple that its Face ID technology may not work for twins and look-alike siblings.