The iPhone X is one of the highest demanded products of the company. Wherever it launches it takes only a couple of minutes to completely sell out. There are at least two features making people pay a fortune for this handset. First, it’s the first top brand smartphone supporting facial recognition feature dubbed as Face ID. And second, it’s the first full-screen phone of the company. Seems, these innovations and the rest hardware improvements are enough to consider it as the best handset around the globe. But are you sure both selling points of the iPhone X are good?
Last week, Bkav, a Vietnamese security company used a 3D printed face mask to easily crack the iPhone X’s Face ID and unlock iPhone X successfully. However, the facial mask making process they used was too complicated. They used a 3D printing frame, a nose made of silicone, synthesized images, and so on. This costs too much and is unacceptable for many people. However, from a technical point of view, this method can indeed fool iPhone X Face ID to unlock.
Today, the same source came in with an identical cracking process. They used a stone powder as the main material to make the mask. They still used a 3D printer to get the object. At last, they attached 2D infrared images to the mask to simulate the real eye.
Once the mask was ready, they deleted the existing facial data of the iPhone X and entered a new facial data. Then they performed another unlocking operation. The iPhone X unlocked the phone via the mask again. However, we have to state the unlocking process is not that fast due to the direction adjustment, but eventually, it works.
The source says the mask making cost is only $200. So it turns out you can fool a $1000-priced phone that is promoted as the first device supporting facial recognition feature.