Android security defeated with $380 printed head (video)

But Forbes’ fake head couldn’t fool Apple’s Face ID.

From We Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A 3D-Printed Head:

We tested four of the hottest handsets running Google’s operating systems and Apple’s iPhone to see how easy it’d be to break into them. We did it with a 3D-printed head. All of the Androids opened with the fake. Apple’s phone, however, was impenetrable…

Apple’s investment in its tech—which saw the company work with a Hollywood studio to create realistic masks to test Face ID—has clearly paid off. It was impossible to break in with the model.

Microsoft appeared to have done a fine job too. It’s new Windows Hello facial recognition also didn’t accept the fake head as real.

Cue the video:

My take: You get what you pay for, etc. Meanwhile, cool demo.


  1. Gregg Thurman said:
    For those that care, there’s Apple.

    December 17, 2018
  2. Fred Stein said:
    It is easy for a human to see that the 3D printed head is a fake, even looking at a 2D photo.

    Google must have known that their facial recognition was not up to par.

    December 17, 2018

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