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Apple's Face ID can be fooled by an altered pair of glasses, but there's a weird catch

Marcus Gilmer

Skeptical about the security of Apple's Face ID? This news won't help. 

As Threatpost reports, researchers from Chinese tech giant Tencent showed at the Black Hat USA conference on Wednesday how they used a pair of glasses with tape placed on the lenses to fool facial recognition software, including Face ID. The catch: the victim has to be unconscious for the hack to work. 

The newly discovered vulnerability exploits the “liveness” detection aspect of biometrics authentication, which helps determine what's "real" and "fake" when reading a face, according to Threatpost. By putting a small piece of black tape with an even smaller piece of white tape on each lens, the glasses are able to fool the liveness detection.  Read more...

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