Apple recently launched three brand new handsets. While the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are only improved versions of their respective predecessors, the Apple iPhone X is a totally new handset. It doesn’t only come with a new and modern design, it also brings along features that did not exist on previous iPhone models. Wireless charging is one of them. Even though it is a welcome feature, it’s not the best the new handset has to offer. Probably the most impressive feature is the Apple iPhone X facial recognition that replaces Touch ID for unlocking the phone. We’ve already seen facial recognition on several devices. Even the Umi eMax mini has it, however, Apple promises this feature to be more secure than the one offered by any other smartphone.
It is already common knowledge that the facial recognition feature of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is not hard to hack. Even a picture of the user unlocked the phone. The company promises that the Apple iPhone X facial recognition is a lot more impressive and impossible to hack. But is it really impossible to hack, or only a little harder than hacking the facial recognition feature of the Galaxy S8? Unfortunately, it seems that is only hard to hack, not impossible.
The Apple iPhone X facial recognition feature relies on the device’s TrueDepth that features no less than seven sensors and machine learning algorithms to recognize the user’s face. Thanks to these, unlocking the handset with a picture of the user is almost impossible. However, it might not be the same with videos of the user. A close-up of the iPhone X user could actually be able to unlock the smartphone if it is a high-quality video. The Apple iPhone X facial recognition could detect the depth shown in the image and grant access to the smartphone’s content. Hackers can even get these videos from different social media sites if the user shares them. Or they can simply record the user themselves. So, hacking the Apple iPhone X facial recognition is a little trickier than hacking the same feature of the Galaxy S8, but it’s not impossible.
A 3D- printed version of the user’s head could also unlock the handset. The Apple iPhone X facial recognition feature will see it is a 3D object, just as the user’s head, and might actually unlock the smartphone. Of course, given the fact that it shouldn’t do this when the user sleeps, for example, those who try this trick should also figure out how to add the user’s eyes into the equation. it might seem a hard thing to do, but unfortunately, for some people, it would be quite easy in fact.
High-quality detailed masks of the user’s face are also in the race for unlocking the handset. of course, beating the Apple iPhone X facial recognition feature would require a true master in these kinds of masks. Unfortunately for iPhone users, there are plenty of them in Hollywood. And there probably are more scam artists that know how to make such a mask. Only really high- quality ones should be able to unlock the iPhone X, though. Of course, the easiest way to unlock the smartphone is to force the user to look at the camera. It’s an unpleasant scenario, however, it’s not an impossible one.
The Apple iPhone X facial recognition software could be one of the best one can find in a smartphone. Even so, those who think that this security feature is impenetrable should think again. Unfortunately, great hackers will always find a way to accessdata they want, even if it’s complicated.