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Researchers Say They Tricked Apple's FaceID by Putting Taped Glasses on Unconscious People

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Researchers presenting at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this week demonstrated a relatively simple way to break into someone’s iPhone Face ID—so long as they’re completely conked out.

On Wednesday, a research team from Tencent showed their biometric bypass technique to conference attendees, according to a report from Threatpost.

In order to circumvent Apple’s advanced security protocol, the researchers reportedly only needed glasses with black tape on the lenses and smaller pieces of white tape on the black tape.

Apparently, if you put taped glasses on an unconscious person’s face, you can trick Apple Face ID into unlocking the phone.

Security researchers demonstrate how to bypass Face ID with glasses and tape https://t.co/sr5Mtt81E7 by @ChanceHMiller pic.twitter.com/PMxmF4BcTg

The researchers were trying to hack the system’s “liveness” detection part of the biometric process that distinguishes between “fake” and “real” human characteristics, according to Threatpost.

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