ANDROID users are being warned about their security after face-scanners on popular phones were fooled by a fake head. Major brands like Samsung and LG were tricked by the 3D-printed face, allowing instant access to the locked phone. Back in 2017, Apple introduced a feature called Face ID on the iPhone X (which returned on the iPhone XR and iPhone XS this year). It used a complex system of sensors to scan your face, verifying your identity extremely accurately. Apple says the chances of someone else being able to unlock your phone with Face ID is one in a million. Android phone makers quickly copied the tech, but generally introduced less complicated versions – with significantly worse accuracy. Now a Forbes cybersecurity writer has put these copycat phones to the test, by pitting them against a 3D-printed head. Thomas Brewster tasked a start-up called Backface in Birmingham, UK, with creating an accurate 3D-printed head. The head, built from gypsum powder, can be produced in just a few days at a cost of around £300. Brewster than used his real-life head to register for facial recognition on five phone models. This included Apple’s iPhone X, as well as four Android rivals:… Read full this story
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