Incident 26: Hackers Break Apple Face ID
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In November 2017, Vietnamese security firm Bkav bypassed Apple's Face ID authentication system by creating a mask made by using photos, stone powder, and 2D printed infrared images. Their experiment was designed to demonstrate the ease of unlocking, low cost (of about $200), and risk posed by using Face ID versus fingerprint-based Touch ID. This experiment provided further evidence from past claims made one month prior.
Vietnamese security firm Bkav created an improved mask to bypass Apple's Face ID
Harm to intangible property
AI System Description
1:1 matching facial recognition system to verify and grant access to Apple devices employing Face ID.
Sector of Deployment
Information and communication
Relevant AI functions
Perception, Cognition, Action
One billion training images, infrared facial scan of individual user
Apple's brand new iPhone X (pronounced 'Ten' by the way) has gone one step further to secure your smartphone by doing away with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner and will now use your face to unlock the device.
Using a new system called Face…
When Apple announced the iPhone X last month—its all-screen, home-button-less, unlock-with-a-look flagship—it placed an enormous bet on facial recognition as the future of authentication. For hackers around the world, Face ID practically pa…
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A Vietnamese company was recently able to trick Apple's facial recognition security feature, but security experts don't believe there's a big risk for business users.
Video: 5 things to know about Apple's Face ID Curious about Apple's Face …
Apple's new Face ID unlock system on the iPhone X can reportedly be tricked with paper eyes and pizza toppings.
Yes, you read that correctly, but let us explain. Life-size eyes printed onto paper, then placed on the face of a 'sleeping' iPh…
Apple claims the facial recognition system on the new iPhone X is impervious to being fooled by photos, impersonators and masks, but a team of hackers claim to have beaten the technology after just a week.
Cyber security firm Bkav says a 3D…
Hackers may have already proven that Face ID isn’t quite as secure as secure as Apple claims.
Using a simple 3D printed mask, Vietnamese security firm Bkav, has posted a video showing an iPhone X being unlocked after unveiling a composite 3…
This article has been updated below with another, more convincing video demonstration of Bkav's Face ID spoofing, which the firm revealed two weeks after the original.
When Apple released the iPhone X on November 3, it touched off an immedi…
Did Apple's vaunted Face ID facial recognition system on the iPhone X already get hoodwinked?
That's what a Vietnamese security company says it did -- using only a $150 3D-printed mask. BKAV uploaded a video demonstration as a proof of…
Apple no longer wants you to unlock your iPhone with touch. With the iPhone X, it’s all about your face.
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Security researchers say they used a $150 mask to break the Face ID facial recognition system that locks Apple's new iPhone X. The work may be a significant, it may be little more than a stunt with few real-world consequences, or it could p…
It's one of the most wanted features in the iPhone X, but it seems that Face ID may not be as safe as Apple thinks.
Cyber-security researchers claim they have fooled the face recognition technology with a mask that costs just £114 ($150) to…
When Apple first announced Face ID for the iPhone X, it claimed the new feature was significantly more secure than Touch ID and couldn’t be fooled by even the most realistic of masks. But it turns out that might not be the case.
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There is no such thing as foolproof phone security.
Case in point: Security…
A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple‘s face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone, and paper tape.
An announcement on Friday by Bkav, a Vietnamese cybers…
IT'S barely been available for ten days, but conniving hackers have already cracked the iPhone X's facial recognition security system.
Security experts based in Singapore used a 3D scanner to re-create the owners face at a cost of £115.
IT TURNS out Apple’s Face ID is far from perfect, as demonstrated by a 10-year-old boy who is the latest to “hack” the sophisticated technology.
How did he do it?
By simply looking like his mum.
Ammar Malik was able to break into his mum’s …
Face ID, Apple's facial identity sensor for iPhone X, is new and that's both scary and ripe for exploitation. We saw it happen with Touch ID, from all the concern that manifested when Apple announced it alongside iPhone 5s to the sensationa…
It only took a week:
On Friday, Vietnamese security firm Bkav released a blog post and video showing that -- by all appearances -- they'd cracked FaceID with a composite mask of 3-D-printed plastic, silicone, makeup, and simple paper cutout…
A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple's face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape.
An announcement on Friday by Bkav, a Vietnamese cyberse…
The Vietnamese hackers who claimed earlier this month to have fooled Apple's Face ID with a mask costing less than $150 are back. But this time, their evidence is more compelling.
Whereas in their previous attack researchers from Vietnamese…
iPhone X’s Face ID keeps getting tricked.
As pointed out by Forbes, researchers at the Vietnamese security firm Bkav have found another way to bypass Apple’s facial recognition system. The team, which pulled off a similar hack earlier this …
Vietnamese hackers who previously said they could bypass Apple’s Face ID biometric phone security with a mask claim to have hacked the iPhone X again, this time with more evidence of their success.
According to news from Forbes, Vietnamese …
Breaking into a locked iPhone X shouldn't ever be described as simple, but according to a group of security researchers, that's exactly where we find ourselves.
The same Vietnamese team that managed to trick Face ID with an elaborately cons…
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