Forbes magazine carried out a test to verify the security of the facial recognition system fitted to smartphones. He printed a false head at a specialist company in the United Kingdom. Over 50 sensors photographed the model. They acted so as to take a single image, constituting a complete 3D photo. The finalization lasted a few days. The final expenditure amount reached £ 300, or around 335 euros.
The verification concerned 4 Android phones (LG G7 ThinQ, Samsung S9, Samsung Note 8 and OnePlus 6) and the iPhone X. The tester easily unlocked the 4 Android smartphones with the false head. However, he did not manage to unlock the iPhone X. The technology used by the apple brand makes deeper facial mapping, she thus succeeds in differentiating the model from the original. It also scans the attention of the user, he must focus on a specific area of the phone for Face ID to unlock.
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