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White Hackers Swindle Face ID Feature of iPhone Using Three-Dimensional Printed Mask

Face ID is the latest flagship scheme of Apple's iPhone X that secures the device while hackers quite easily and so obviously attack it. Only seven days following the scheme's release, BKAV the research team in Vietnam asserts it broke into the facial recognition mechanism of Apple utilizing one copycat face mask which is a combination of two-dimensional images obtained from printing, and 3D features. The team recently released one video which shows the POC (proof-of-concept) although it may still be asked of the extent of legitimacy of the purported hack.

BKAV researchers belonging to the information security company in Vietnam state that from November 5 the time of them first acquiring a Face ID loaded iPhone X, they have been constantly at work for determining a method for circumventing the smart-phone's Face ID. The researchers asserted on November 10 they successfully bypassed the feature while released the POC video of the hack and concluded that unlike Apple's suggestion Face ID wasn't so secure. Bankinfosecurity.com posted this on the Web dated November 13, 2017.

A blog post by BKAV says it's pretty difficult for creating the exact mask unless there's particular knowledge about what kind of security there should be. The researchers managed towards successfully swindling Apple's AI since they perceived the AI's working as also what way it could be bypassed, the post adds.

Further according to the researchers, they managed in cracking Face ID using a crude mixture of three-dimensional printed mask and a 2-D printed eyes looking ahead fixedly. The researchers have not still disclosed enough of their process alternatively the tests which made them reach that method liable to provoke certain doubt. However according to them, it was derived partly from the fact of the sensors of Face ID merely checking certain part of the features on a face.


In conclusion BKAV states that the described technique of hacking will actually solely pose a possible threat for nation leaders, major corporation leaders, wealthy people like billionaires and government agencies such as FBI and others because their phones are really worth the high form of hack demonstrated.

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