A Chinese researcher has told Reuters that he has canceled an upcoming appearance on the prestigious Black Hat Asia hacking conference at the request of his employer. The researcher, Wish Wu, prepared a presentation entitled "Bypass Strong Face ID: Anyone Can Depth Depth and IR Camera and Algorithms".
In particular, Wus's employer Ant Financial uses a variety of face recognition technologies, including Apple's face ID with its Alipay digital payment system.
Wu recalls that he agrees with the take-back decision and mentions that the supposed detour only worked on the iPhone X "under certain conditions" and is completely inoperable against the iPhone XS and XS Max devices. [1
To ensure the credibility and maturity of research results, we decided to cancel the speech.
His employer, Ant Financial, further added,
The research on the face ID verification mechanism is incomplete and will be misleading if presented.
When Apple introduced Face ID back on the iPhone X in 2017, Apple appealed it as significantly more secure than the ID ID authentication system previously used.
In Wu's primary abstract on the case, he claimed that Face ID could be bypassed with a plain black and white printed paper, even though he had first convinced the company's control panel its hack was reliable, it was eventually reconsidered and withdrawn.
In September 2013, hackers successfully broke in days after the release. With the launch of the iPhone X, no one has found a reliable gateway. Although the same cannot be said with all facial recognition technologies.
Now, Face ID has been available for over a year without a genuine, successful break, do you feel Apple has finally cracked a golden ticket into device security?