Huawei says it can do better than Apple's Face ID


The same Vietnamese security researchers who tricked an iPhone X using a $150 3D-printed mask have done it again.

iPhone X users must be feeling a little unsure of their Face ID security. The fact that it manages to thwart Require Attention for Face ID is pretty impressive since the tool is meant specifically to prevent images or masks from hacking the iPhone X. If those numbers are accurate, that 10 times more than what Face ID grabs in the same time frame. Also, the security firm used the same technology that Face ID uses which is printed infrared images for the eyes.

This is what Bkav had to say about the same in a blog post - "About 2 weeks ago, we recommended that only very important people such as national leaders, large corporation leaders, billionaires, etc. should be cautious when using Face ID".

Now, in order to hammer home their point, Bkav has uploaded another video in which they showcase a 200 dollar 3D mask being used to fool iPhone X's Face ID.

As we enter the busy holiday shopping season, Apple on November 27 released four video advertisements on YouTube, promoting its flagship - the iPhone X, the company's most advanced and expensive smartphone so far.

It unlocked flawlessly twice in a row for the mask, which sounds worrying, and indeed Bkav reckons that based on this users shouldn't use Face ID to secure sensitive data or in business transactions.

If that wasn't bad enough, Bkav claims its second edition mask is "very simple" to make and can be done without raising the iPhone X owner's suspicions. You need a high quality image of the person whose phone you're trying to access, as well as access to a 3D printer and various other materials, not to mention direct access to the person's phone. In its place we have Face ID, which allows the tenth anniversary iPhone to be unlocked with just a glance of someone's face.

The video can be seen below. However, at that time, questions were raised whether the company had turned the Face ID's "Required Attention" feature on or not.

We contacted Apple for comment, but knowing Cupertino's lot, it may be a while before we get a response.



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