Watch: How a $150 Mask Beat Apple’s FaceID on the iPhone X

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Watch: How a $150 Mask Beat Apple’s FaceID on the iPhone X

At the Apple iPhone X launch event, Apple’s Senior Vice President Phil Schiller claimed that Face ID can distinguish human’s real face from masks thanks to its artificial intelligence (AI). “They (Apple engineering teams) have even gone and worked with professional mask makers and makeup artists in Hollywood to protect against these attempts to beat Face ID. These are actual masks used by the engineering team to train the neural network to protect against them in Face ID. It’s incredible!,” said Phil Schiller.

However, one week after iPhone X officially went on sale, Bkav security experts from Vietnam show that Face ID can be fooled by mask, which means it is not an effective security measure. Ngo Tuan Anh, Bkav’s Vice President of Cyber Security at Bkav, said, “The mask is crafted by combining 3D printing with makeup and 2D images, besides some special processing on the cheeks and around the face, where there are large skin areas, to fool AI of Face ID.”

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