Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Security Firm Creates Mask That Beats Face ID

Security Firm Creates Mask That Beats Face ID

Unless you're a high profile celebrity, businessman or politician, it's unlikely that someone would go through so much to build a custom mask just to unlock an average user's iPhone X. The nose was made by a handmade artist. The mark is crafted by merging 3D printing with makeup and 2D images. "The skin was also hand-made to trick Apple's Artificial Intelligence", Bkav said in a blog post. When Apple was detailing this feature, it said that even Hollywood-quality face masks can't fool the Face ID.

In 2008, this company has already demonstrated a similar experiment that refutes such a security measure for laptops.

"Many people in the world have tried different kinds of masks but all failed".

"In the future, we might use smartphones with 3D scanning capabilities (like Sony XZ1); or set up a room with a 3D scanner, a few seconds is enough for the scanning (here's an example of a 3D scanning booth)", it added.

According to Bloomberg, technology Face ID will be used as the at least one modification of the iPad, which size is comparable to the current iPad Pro 10.5 inch. The Face ID recognises half the face and allows the user to unlock the phone. These are actual masks used by the engineering team to train the neural network to protect against them in Face ID. And Face ID was not able to distinguish between the two.

"Potential targets shall not be regular users, but billionaires, leaders of major corporations, nation leaders and agents like Federal Bureau of Investigation need to understand the Face ID's issue". The tech giant says that while the facial recognition system is intended for convenience rather than absolute security, it's less vulnerable than its Touch ID predecessor - though testing has shown that the system generally works, but has a number of faults and unexpected behaviours.

In fact, it also said that the fingerprint sensor which uses biometric security system is the better security measure as of now.

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