3D Printed Heads Let Hackers Unlock Your Android Phones
A fake head is enough to lead the face recognition software of some Android phones around the garden. This is shown by research from the US business magazine Forbes. A reporter made a 3D print of his face and took the test to the sum. The iPhone X was not cracked.
The reporter made full 3D photos of himself in a photo studio. In this way, every detail and the whole shape of his face was taken away.
The head printing was relatively cheap. For $ 300 the realistic body part was developed and manufactured. That lasted a total of three days.
According to the reporter, it was surprisingly easy: a group of organised thieves could also use the technology to unlock telephones to get sensitive information.
The tested phones – LG G7 ThinQ, Samsung S9, Samsung Note 8 and the OnePlus 6 – were all cracked sooner or later. The iPhone X remained unbroken. This is not that bad.
None of the top companies claims that their face recognition software is better than that of Apple. Besides, the iPhone has many more techniques with their Face ID.