Researchers claim they've hacked Apple's FaceID Technology in a week

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There is potentially bad news for everyone, who had purchased iPhone X just now.FaceID, the face scanning technology in the phone that is used to detect your face and unlock the device is not secure. This has been claimed by the Apple.It's said previously that the possibilities to unlock someone else’ iPhone X in 1 million users is 1. Last Week Vietnamese Researchers Security firm Bkav released a video which claims that a mask for $150 is created and that is capable to bypass the FaceID lock on an iPhone X.


It has been shown that freaky half-faced mask is capable to unlock the iPhone X in the video easily. It's not clear if this test shows that anyone’s phone can be broken potentially in few hours of crafts and arts work or not.While Ars Technica points out, Bkav does not make it clear whether its mask was capable to open the iPhone on its first attempt, or whether the phone take enough time in not figuring out between mask and the phone owner’s real face.FaceID on the iPhone X rescans continuously and updates its face model to learn the face of its owner in better way.

It's not clear now, whether the researchers had used the person’s actual face as a model for their mask or it was just created using images of the face.

Apple doesn’t want to comment beyond linking to the faceID support page on its website. Bkav is also not responding to a request to explain these methods.