FaceTec, a biometric security company that’s working on their own facial recognition app, ZoOm, has found a shockingly easy way to hack into the new iPhone X’s Face ID recognition app.
FaceTec conducted an experiment with a “sleeping” iPhone X owner and placed numerous pizza toppings on their eyes, such as olives, mushrooms, and pepperoni, to easily hack into what Apple promoted as a “secure and private new way to unlock, authenticate, and pay.” As shown in the video, the iPhone opens right up as soon as it recognizes the toppings as the owner’s eyes.
Doesn’t really seem so secure or private if it can be fooled by some food.
According to the video, some other ways to hack into an iPhone X is to place bottle caps or printed paper eyes over the eyes of a sleeping owner.
So you’ve been warned, iPhone X owners. With the way the Face ID is set up now, you may want to rethink ordering that pizza around nosy folks if you’re planning to pass out anytime soon after.