#Apple’s #FaceID #Biometrics #Security Isn't Foolproof

New York (The Verge) — You probably don’t need to worry about this Face ID hack theverge.com/2019/8/9/20798….

Apple’s Face ID biometric security can be misled using a pair of glasses with tape attached to them, security researchers from Tencent have discovered. The method is able to fool Face ID into thinking someone’s eyes are open.

Tencent’s discovery sheds an interesting light on how Apple’s latest biometric security process works, however. The researchers realized that when a subject is wearing glasses, Face ID only tries to look for 2D rather than 3D information from the eye area. It’s then relatively easy to fake this 2D information with a black piece of tape with a white spot on it, which Face ID then mistakes for an open eye as part of its “liveness detection” mechanism. (You can see a picture of these so-called “X-Glasses” in ThreatPost’s report.) Since the rest of the face matches the iPhone’s biometric record, the phone unlocks. Jon Porter/@verge

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