The experts found a new and unexpected vulnerability in the protection of modern gadgets built on the analysis of biometric data. Journalist Forbes, Thomas Brewster, ordered a detailed copy of your head, printed on a 3D printer. Next he checked the protection on many popular smartphones and came to a disappointing conclusion.
Brewster tried to unlock the apparatus, substituting for scanning his face, and his detailed plastic copy. And only the Face ID system to Apple’s iPhone refused, while all the flagship models of Samsung easily accepted substitution. It should be noted that the human eye is a copy of the head was clearly artificial and even rude, but the sensors of the smartphone trick.
It’s not the most pleasant discovery forces us to be skeptical of those who claim that time is an alpha-character password is gone and the future only for the biometrics. Alas, the latter is the work of hackers and enthusiasts from science show that fingerprint and iris pattern of the eye, and now face to forge a lot easier than it seemed earlier. And to rely only on such methods of blocking gadgets reckless.
An additional disadvantage is that to get a 3D copy of the head of the unknown man, even easier than a sample of his fingerprints. This is enough for several frames in high resolution, and if there is a clear record of street surveillance cameras, the task is reduced to laboratory work for students of computer. It is possible that such methods have are adopted the special services.
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