IPhone X Face ID beaten with 3D-printed mask

Apple CEO Tim Cook holds an iPad during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino California

Apple CEO Tim Cook holds an iPad during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino California

Mashable tested the feature on identical twins by making one register his face on the iPhone X, verify that he could unlock the phone by looking at it and then hand the locked device to his identical twin brother.

Resource Bloomberg reported that some of the features flagship smartphone Apple iPhone X will be inherited by the tablet PC iPad next generation.

The new technology has passed nearly all the security tests with flying colours; until a security firm called Bkav allegedly created a mask to beat the FaceID. The team did not strive for a life-like mask but built its mask with the aim of tricking the Face ID's depth-mapping technology. The eyes are 2D images while the nose is made out of silicone.

About Tanish AgarwalHe believes that words are the most powerful thing in the world and the ability to influence someone through them is something that can actually make a difference in the world. They also claim that it cost them roughly $150 in supplies (excluding the 3D printer).

"The latest to fall is the claim that Face ID can not be spoofed by masks, with Apple's Phil Schiller saying the company ".worked with professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood to protect against these attempts to beat Face ID.

The iPhone X has a new way to unlock your phone. Bkav admits that the project is too far from practical for average iPhone X users to be anxious about, as it's unlikely someone is going to go to these lengths to look at some private photos or email.

The report, published by Bloomberg, not only mentioned that Apple has reduced the security of iPhone X facial recognition but also claimed that even the downgraded version of FaceID will be far more reliable and secure than TouchID, and the probability of someone other than owner unlocking the mobile phone is one in 50,000.

Moreover, the whole experiment was conducted to show that biometric sign-ins are just about convenience and not completely foolproof.

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