It only required roughly $150 excluding 3D printer to make this mask.
It's entirely possible that the masks could have failed more than five times, and after the researchers entered the passcode, it registered the mask as a positive scan to work in the future. The firm said it only meant to show a "proof of concept" that Face ID can be skirted and that such techniques would not target regular users but more likely "billionaires (and) leaders of major corporations". Key areas, like the eyes and mouth, were actually recreated with 2D photos pasted onto the 3D surface.
On Friday, the researchers claimed to have been successful, and they published a video demonstrating their "proof of concept" hack, saying that Face ID is "not as secure" as Apple has suggested. Finally, to prove that the facial recognition software on the iPhone X is working correctly he unlocks the phone using his face. Instead, they focused only on specific spots of the mask to trick the depth-mapping technology.
In the video (embedded below), one of Bkav's staff members lifts a piece of cloth off of a mounted mask facing an iPhone X on a stand.
In 2008, Bkav was the first company in the world to show that face recognition was not an effective security measure for laptops when Toshiba, Lenovo and Asus used this technology for their products.
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These users might want to take extra steps beyond Face ID if they want their device fully protected.
The security firms success in breaking into an iPhone with a silicon mask makes the past rumours about Apple downgrading the face technology components, as a way to speed up shipping, even truer. It requires the knowledge of how Apple's Face ID and the neural network behind it works, according to the firm.
Bkav did say that attacks would likely be executed on high-profile targets: "FBI, CIA, country leaders, leaders of major corporations, etc. are the ones that need to know about the issue, because their devices are worth illegal unlock attempts", it said. Not necessarily. Bkav affirmed that the efforts involved to make this mask are hard to work for a normal user.
Still, the average iPhone X users shouldn't worry about this trick being used against them.
"It was even simpler than we ourselves had thought", the company wrote in a blog post.
However, it is not yet known if the tablet too will have a "notch" up top like the iPhone X or if the new iPad will be water resistant or will allow wireless charging or not, reported The Verge. As for biometric security?