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Apple iPhone X unlocked again via Face ID using a mask

Apple iPhone X unlocked again via Face ID using a mask

This means that Face ID must detect that the user is looking at the camera in order for the iPhone X to be unlocked.

The fact Bkav never showed the Face ID enrolment process in its original clip had raised some eyebrows, but the new video records the whole process. That's because the company has performed another Face ID hack, this time beating Apple's facial recognition feature in a much shorter timeframe than the 9-10 hours required for the initial hack.

Before you start worrying about people unlocking your iPhone X, you should keep in mind that all this requires a lot of effort, access to various materials, physical access to the device, and in-depth photos of your face to accurately recreate it in mask form.

APPLE'S FACE ID has been fooled once again using a $200 mask from researchers from Bkav, the same clever folk who fooled the iPhone X's party piece the first time around.

Security firm Bkav: Face ID not secure enough for business transactions

"Require Attention" basically adds an extra layer of security to Face ID. Thus, to Face ID, the mask mimics a real face with eyes. The iPhone X failed to tell twins apart in Mashable's tests but didn't have any problems when Business Insider tried a similar experiment.

Earlier this month, a video from cybersecurity firm Bkav made the rounds for successfully being able to "trick" Face ID using a carefully constructed mask that mimicked a real person's face. This was a spec announcement to show that Huawei would eventually have an answer to Apple's 3D face detection, not something tangible you could buy in the near future. Here, Bkav is employing the theory of how twins unlocked the iPhone X.

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav fooled Face ID with a cheap mask, and now it's repeated the trick even more convincingly. As you can see in the clip, the researcher removes his profile from Face ID, re-enrolls his face, then unlocks the phone by aiming its front-facing sensors at the mask. However, with this research result, we have to raise the severity level to every casual users: "Face ID is not secure enough to be used in business transactions", he said.

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