Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tricking Apple Face ID: Failures and Successes

In the days since iPhone X release, many people are exploring the limits of its Face ID recognition accuracy. It looks like Apple is well prepared to the obvious ways to attack the Face ID:

Wall Street Journal:



However, in some cases, the Face ID can be successfully fooled, such as here, here, and here.


  1. Iris for the purpose of iris recognition has the 249 degrees of freedom, or information dimensions, through data fitting and has the riches amount of information.
    Fingerprint has much lower DoF and face has even lower.
    It is not a surprise to see fingerprint or FaceID, once extracted into a binary code, being common within a small population no matter what the claims are.

  2. This one is also in news!

    1. "The mask cost $150 to make, and Bkav says that with its ability to break into the iPhone X, the mask could be used to learn personal secrets from political leaders, business executives and billionaires. vThe firm says that facial recognition is not a good security tool and says that when it comes to biometrics, a fingerprint scanner is the best way to keep intruders from breaking into your phone."


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