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Trick Face ID

Cybersecurity Firm Claims to Trick Face ID With Elaborate Mask

November 13, 2017

To supposedly trick Face ID, a Vietnamese cybersecurity spent around $150 in materials to construct a mask right out a Halloween picture show. But I wouldn’t exactly be worried.

Bkav posted a video on YouTube to show how the firm accomplished the feat. The task required $150 in materials, but more importantly the subject’s full cooperation to take detailed 3-D facial scans. It also required many hours from artists to construct the mask.

So while the company claims that the proof of concept shows that Face ID isn’t an “effective security measure,” that’s far from the case.

Bkav says that the test shows that the technology shouldn’t be used to protect people like presidents, business leaders, CEOs, and other dignitaries.