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Vietnamese researcher shows iPhone X face ID ‘hack’

HANOI: A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple’s face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape. An announcement on Friday by Bkav, a Vietnamese cybersecurity firm, that it had cracked Apple’s Face ID, and a subsequent video apparently showing an iPhone being unlocked when pointed at a mask, were greeted with some skepticism. Ngo Tuan Anh, Bkav’s vice president, gave Reuters several demonstrations, first unlocking the phone…

Apple disputes Bloomberg report that it reduced Face ID accuracy

Apple disputed a report by Bloomberg News on Wednesday that it recently allowed suppliers to reduce the accuracy of the iPhone X’s facial recognition system to speed output of the phone. In a statement to Reuters, Apple said "Bloomberg’s claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec for Face ID is completely false." Bloomberg’s report, which cited sources close to people familiar with the situation, said Apple relaxed some of the technical specifications for sensors for the Face ID system, making it faster to test the…