No, the Face ID It is not foolproof. We have talked about cases where researchers have managed to fool Apple's face authentication system with glasses and tape. Most importantly be aware that Apple's technology is extremely robust in terms of security for almost All situations in some cases are even more robust than airport security solutions. Want to see?
THE Fortune recently published the results of a test conducted by Kneron, an artificial intelligence company. Company researchers commissioned 3D masks highly realistic and have proven the effectiveness of some facial recognition systems. The result was, to say the least, almost all systems were fooled by the masks!
The team was able, for example, to make payments at the terminals of Chinese platforms. Alipay and Wehat simply by scanning the masks. They also managed to impersonate someone else in train stations in china By then, much of the country's infrastructure would already use a widespread facial recognition system to charge travel and maintain the safety of trains and the subway.
Even more alarming was the case of Schiphol Airport, in Amsterdam (Netherlands). At the airport's self-boarding terminal, Kneron staff didn't even need the 3D mask to fool the security systems – the terminal accepted a simple photo of a person displayed on a cell phone screen.
“Some” facial recognition systems, however, have passed the team's tests including Face ID. The report does not go into detail on the subject, simply saying:
Kneron also said its experiments failed to fool some facial recognition systems, most notably Apple's iPhone X.
That is, we are talking here about the “original” version of Face ID, and not its most recent iterations (like the iPhone 11 Pro, for example).
It is good to note that all tests by the Kneron team were performed under the authorization of those responsible for facial recognition systems, so no one was actually harmed by the experiment. Still, the results raise our eyebrows: If an airport security system (!) Is so easily fooled, is it not the case that we rethink this path?