Mask Beats iPhone X Face ID [Video]

Posted November 10, 2017 at 5:48pm by iClarified · 18163 views

Security researchers at Bkav have beat the facial recognition features of the iPhone X using a specially constructed mask.

At the unveiling of the iPhone X, Apple SVP Phil Schiller claimed that Face ID could distinguish between a mask and a real face.

"They (Apple engineering teams) have even gone and worked with professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood to protect against these attempts to beat Face ID. These are actual masks used by the engineering team to train the neural network to protect against them in Face ID. It's incredible!", said Schiller.

Despite Apple's efforts, Bkav security experts claim to have fooled Face ID just a week after the iPhone X release.

Mr. Ngo Tuan Anh, Bkav's Vice President of Cyber Security, said: "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 AI of Face ID".

The company says it plans to reveal how to make a mask that beats Face ID in the near future.

Take a look at the video below for a demonstration and follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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