Hackers and cops can get access your phone using 3D-printed head

Nowadays 3D printers are using to make lot of cool things like Combat Aircraft Parts, Moon Houses, A Dead Man’s Finger, 3D Maps, not only that even an Olympic game stadium.

But by just making an 3D-printed face hackers and cops can unlock anyones phone and get easy access on it, Thomas Brewster reporter at forbs expremented a 3D-printed model of his own head to test the face unlocking systems on a range of phones, four Android models and an iPhone X

This expremented results an Bad news if you’re an Android user: only the iPhone X defended against the attack.

throughout the time it seems, are the days of the trusty passcode, which many still find unwieldy, fiddly and inconvenient especially when you unlock your phone dozens of times a day, companys are continously innovating and finding an smarter and cunvent way to unlocking phones, by just simple face recognition techniques.

In its latest models, Apple effectively killed its fingerprint-reading Touch ID in favor of its newer Face ID. Lots of Android devices including popular Samsung devices are relying more on your facial biometrics. Even if Google’s latest Pixel 3 shunned facial recognition.

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A 3D-printed head being made at the Backface studio in Birmingham, U.K. By FORBES

That makes work much easier for hackers, who have no rulebook to go from. that can poses a problem for your personal data if a mere 3D-printed model can trick your devices into giving up your secrets.

And if it’s about the police or feds! Under Fifth Amendment rights biometrics your fingerprints and your face aren’t protected. That means police can’t force you to give up your password, but they can forcibly depress your fingerprint to unlock your phone and also can hold it to your face while you’re looking at it. And the police know it – it happens more often than you might realize.

The FBI alone has thousands of devices in their custody, even after trying the number of encrypted devices is far lower than first reported. With the everywhere nature of inspection, now even more powerful with high-resolution cameras and facial recognition software, it’s easier than ever for police to obtain our biometric data as we go about our everyday lives.

The “death of the password” might want us to think again. They’re still the only thing that’s keeping your data safe from all.


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