SoylentNews
SoylentNews is people
https://soylentnews.org/

Title    Hackers Say They've Broken Face ID Just One Week After iPhone X Release
Date    Tuesday November 14, @04:42PM
Author    cmn32480
Topic   
from the steal-your-face dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/11/13/2027252

iWantToKeepAnon writes:

Wired is running a story of hackers claiming to have broken Face ID on the new iPhone X.

When Apple released the iPhone X on November 3, it touched off an immediate race among hackers around the world to be the first to fool the company's futuristic new form of authentication. A week later, hackers on the actual other side of the world claim to have successfully duplicated someone's face to unlock his iPhone X—with what looks like a simpler technique than some security researchers believed possible.

On Friday, Vietnamese security firm Bkav released a blog post and video showing that—by all appearances—they'd cracked Face ID with a composite mask of 3-D-printed plastic, silicone, makeup, and simple paper cutouts, which in combination tricked an iPhone X into unlocking.

On a similar note Apple has repeatedly fought working with governments to unlock phones, if the police have a dead or detained criminal what is to stop them from just pointing the phone at their face and getting all the juicy data bits inside? Does Face ID *help* police/governments?


Original Submission

Links

  1. "iWantToKeepAnon" - https://soylentnews.org/~iWantToKeepAnon/
  2. "a story" - https://www.wired.com/story/hackers-say-broke-face-id-security/
  3. "iPhone X" - https://www.wired.com/2017/11/review-iphone-x/
  4. "race among hackers around the world to be the first to fool" - https://www.wired.com/story/tried-to-beat-face-id-and-failed-so-far/
  5. "blog post" - http://www.bkav.com/d/top-news/-/view_content/content/103968/face-id-beaten-by-mask-not-an-effective-security-measure
  6. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=23315

© Copyright 2017 - SoylentNews, All Rights Reserved

printed from SoylentNews, Hackers Say They've Broken Face ID Just One Week After iPhone X Release on 2017-11-23 05:56:21