Mask fools iPhone X's Face ID

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"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. Should iPhone X owners worry about this discovery?

According to a Bloomberg report published last week, Apple is working on a 2018 iPad Pro that'll take the edge-to-edge display and Face ID sensor from the iPhone X, and put them into tablet form. However, reports such as this, along with the recent allegations that even the face of a sibling of a different age can beat Face ID, may start making iPhone X owners and potential customers anxious.

Well, it's less likely that this BKav-style mask will pose any security threat.

While many have made attempts to break in using photos masks and twins, we are still to know if the possibility is true enough. Bkav, however, took a different approach. 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.

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"The mask is crafted by combining 3D printing with makeup and 2D images, besides some special processing on the cheeks and around the face, where there are large skin areas, to fool AI of Face ID", explained Mr. Ngo Tuan Anh, Bkav's Vice President of Cyber Security.

Should iPhone X Owners Be Worried?

However, recently a Vietnamese security firm said that it successfully managed to thwart the Face ID using a mask. Well, that depends on who you are. However, this should concern high-value individuals like politicians and businessmen.

Apple has completely changed the smartphone series with the new iPhone X, and the new design will also be retained on future models. If there is a criminal who really wants to access your iPhone X, you have a much bigger security problem than whether Face ID will hold up.

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