iPhone X: Vietnamese security researchers deal Face ID with mask

it is not nice, the Face ID Hack mask.

(Picture: Bkav / Screenshot YouTube)

With a frame of the 3D printer, a silicone nose and 2D images and some make-up the security company will have outwitted Bkav Apple's face detection system.

A report published on YouTube, according to video it is IT security researchers from Vietnam managed to crack Apple's first built-in iPhone X face recognition technology Face ID with a mask. The company Bkav insights exploited by their own account, such as Apple's AI system makes facial recognition.

3D printer, silicone and photos

The mask consists of four parts: an originating from the 3D printer, white frame, which is clamped in a metal frame and corresponds to the dimensions of the original face, a - albeit handmade - nose of silicone which has been provided with make-up, as well as apparent glued 2D images of eyes and mouth. Overall, the mask acts like a mummy with open eyes, nose and mouth areas. In the video Bkav shows how the iPhone X is unlocked with the mask and the real face of the researcher, which seems easy to fold.

Cost of 150 US dollars

The cost of the mask to have located at 150 US dollars. With the work the company had started on 5 November. Bkav had already undermined facial recognition systems for laptops. The security researchers believe that regular users are at risk with the method because the method is too complex. However, were about "Billionaires, heads of large companies, national leaders or agents as the FBI" a potential audience. This must realize what problems have Face ID. Industrial spies and competing security departments could also benefit from the approach, says Bkav. Attacker must also have accurate measurements of the face.

Masks were so far failed

Remained unclear at first whether the Vietnamese security researchers have circumvented Apple's attention detection in X iPhone. This is supposed to ensure that recognize is whether a person really looks at the device and prevent the use of counterfeits. Users must leave this explicitly, but what Apple recommends for people who suffer as a disability and therefore can not look directly at the iPhone X. not provided information to Bkav first. Previously, other attempts to crack Face ID with masks, failed. However, twins and similar looking siblings remain problematic.(BSC)