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iPhone X's Face ID fooled using $150 Mask

Security researchers in Vietnam are claiming to have bypassed Apple's Face ID facial recognition technology with a composite mask of 3-D-printed plastic that cost less than $150.

Security firm Bkav released a blog post and video showing the hack achieved by them, but there are a number of unanswered questions which leave room for doubt about the applicability.

In a blog post on the Bkav website, the firm has explained on how they created a  mask. "We had an artist make it by silicone first. Then, when we found that the nose did not perfectly meet our demand, we fixed it on our own, then the hack worked. That's why there's a part on the nose's left side that is a different color (photo attached). So, it's easy to make the mask and beat Face ID."

Then they added, "some special processing on the cheeks and around the face, where there are large skin areas, to fool [the] AI of Face ID."

According to the Bkav researchers, the potential targets are billionaires, leaders of major corporations, national leaders, and agents like FBI need to understand the Face ID's issue.

However, Bkav declined to clarify on questions regarding the clarity of the hack at the time of publication.

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