Mask fools iPhone X's Face ID

Apple CEO Tim Cook holds an iPad during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino California

Apple CEO Tim Cook holds an iPad during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino California

With its new flagship iPhone X, Apple has touted just secure the device's Face ID technology is, and for the most part it's been a hit, with relatively few reports of the system not working properly or letting the wrong person unlock the phone. Mashable tested the feature on identical twins by making one register his face on the iPhone X, verify that he could unlock the phone by looking at it and then hand the locked device to his identical twin brother.

Vice President, cyber security Bkav said: "the Mask created by combining three-dimensional printing with makeup and 2D images, in addition to cheeks on the area around the face succumbed to special treatment".

However, the security firm feels that as a biometric security tool, Face ID relies too much on artificial intelligence, and that fingerprint scanners are much closer to foolproof. However, recently a Vietnamese security firm said that it successfully managed to thwart the Face ID using a mask. They also claim that it cost them roughly $150 in supplies (excluding the 3D printer). But the idea of Face ID coming to the iPad brings up one obvious question: The notch.

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So it seems that Apple is targeting a massive boost in sales in the next year, just as they did with 10 - 5 inch iPad Pro last year and the all new iPad, including some of the most attractive features of the very successful iPhone X might just make that happen! This will prove to be a disappointment to most buyers and potentially users who were hoping to have the OLED panel of iPhone X put into the new iPad.

Not really. The security firm also acknowledges that "normal people" shouldn't be anxious about their iPhone X Face ID being compromised by such masks, as the effort it takes to make such masks is simply too much.

Bkav admitted that its discovery is not a concern for regular users, but rather for public figures such as politicians and celebrities.

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