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By Damilola Faustino

One of the unique features of the recently released iPhone X is the Face ID.


The Face ID is used to unlock your phone and Apple claims that it is very secure. However, it seems this is not the case as Bkav Corp, a cybersecurity firm has demonstrated just how easy it was to bypass Apple’s new security system.

The Vietnamese based firm released a video showing that—by all appearances—they’d cracked Face ID with a composite mask of 3-D-printed plastic, silicone, makeup, and simple paper cutouts, which in combination tricked an iPhone X into unlocking.

iPhone X

That demonstration, which has yet to be confirmed publicly by other security researchers, could poke a hole in the expensive security of the iPhone X, particularly given that the researchers say their mask cost just $150 to make.

The cybersecurity firm further maintains that it was not difficult to create the mask that unlocked the iPhone X and that Face ID’s AI only needs to scan parts of the face to unlock the phone.

This means hackers won’t need to make a mask of your entire face, which significantly eases the process.

Watch video below:

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