Apple's Face ID software, which bypasses various biometric face recognition programs, exposed its vulnerability by Tencent Security researchers to the prestigious Black Hat USA 2019, says Threat Post. The only catch: the victim must be unconscious or & # 39; frozen. & # 39;
Under the event titled & # 39; Biometric Authentication Under Threat: Liveness Detection Hacking & # 39;, hackers and researchers are putting software and codes into products and systems for the benefit of manufacturers to make them safer and safer.
iPhone Biometric Face Recognition Wrapped with Glasses and Tape
To prove the flaws in Apple Face ID, all that needed a pair of glasses was called 'X-glasses' . A small square white piece covered a larger rectangular black tape section of the glass in the center.
By placing the glasses on the face of a victim who does not know or sleep, or may have died in extreme cases, researchers under specific conditions could access the victim's phone by bypassing the biometric face recognition system.
Scientists Announced: "With the leakage of biometric data and the improvement of AI scam, life detection has become Achilles' heel of biometric authentication security to verify if the biometric being taken is an actual measurement from the authorized live person present at the time of capture. "
Usually, speech / sound, fingerprint or victim's image is used to bypass and unlock the victim's device, but during this demonstration the focus was on lifetime detection that enabled locking of the user phone at a glance. Here, and using the victim's face in an unconscious state to bypass the Apple Face ID feature, it turned out to be wrong.
iPhone and iPad Biometric Face Detection System needs to add & # 39; Chinks in their Armor & # 39; For More Security
The demonstration met with success with the scientists who said, "After our research we found weak points in Fac eID … it allows users to unlock while wearing glasses … if you wear glasses, it will not extract 3D information from the eye area when it recognizes the glasses. "
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On the solution front, the recommended manufacturers of biometrics add identity recognition for native cameras and increase the weight of video detection and audio synthesis.
In this age of biometrics, identification systems such as facial or iris play an important role in establishing as devices to unlock only the device owner safely.
Apple recently obtained a patent for Mac Face ID with a smart auto-wake feature.
Even as such a development takes place, Apple needs to improve these features and the failure of hackers and attackers who swap software and codes together. They gain unauthorized access and damage the interests of the unit's owners and systems.
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