Has the iPhone X’s Facial ID Security has Already been Broken?

It has been reported that someone claims to have broken iPhone X’s Face ID security already- but even so, people are surprised at just how quickly Apple’s hi-tech new Face ID for iPhone X seems to have been ‘pwned’ – with researchers able to get through the facial scan used to ID owners. Vietnamese security firm Bkav claims to have broken Face ID (although it’s yet to be confirmed by other security firms) with a simple mask.

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Antivirus software doing the complete opposite and spreading malware

News broke yesterday that a cybersecurity company based in Singapore has already ‘beaten’ the latest facial recognition feature unveiled by Apple for their latest model, the iPhone X. Bkav says a 3D-printed mask costing just $150 (£115) to make has fooled the Face ID software, which is used to unlock the iPhone X, authorise payments and log in to apps.

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Kanazawa University research: Genetic engineering mechanism visualized

Source: Kanazawa University (JAPAN), Organization of Frontier Science Innovation
For immediate release: 10 November 2017
Subject line: Kanazawa University research: Genetic engineering mechanism visualized
(Kanazawa, 10 November 2017) Researchers at Kanazawa University and the University of Tokyo report in Nature Communications the visualization of the dynamics of ‘molecular scissors’ — the main mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic-engineering technique.

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