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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Miscreants can easily steal someone else's identity by tricking live facial recognition software using deepfakes, according to a new report.

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...Sensity AI, a startup focused on tackling identity fraud, carried out a series of pretend attacks. Engineers scanned the image of someone from an ID card, and mapped their likeness onto another person's face. Sensity then tested whether they could breach live facial recognition systems by tricking them into believing the pretend attacker is a real user.

So-called "liveness tests" try to authenticate identities in real-time, relying on images or video streams from cameras like face recognition used to unlock mobile phones, for example.

Nine out of ten vendors failed Sensity's live deepfake attacks.

Sensity did not name the companies susceptible to the deepfake attacks. "We told them 'look you're vulnerable to this kind of attack,' and they said 'we do not care,'" Francesco Cavalli, Sensity's chief operating officer, told The Verge....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-22 11:52 AM | Reply

Based upon Sensity's testing, it looks like the technology that was supposed to make it more difficult to steal someone's identity, in reality, has made it easier to do so.


#2 | Posted by lamplighter at 2022-05-22 11:55 AM | Reply

Most things designed to make the Internet more secure just make it less secure.

Like giving your phone number. That just lets a hacker who knows your phone number impersonate you more easily.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-22 01:36 PM | Reply

Internet security has gotten pretty good compared to first gen security however we are reaching(probably passed) a level where a human memory is now the stumbling block so we are trying to come up with stuff you can't forget like your thumb and your face. This invariably creates opportunities for ner-do-wells to exploit.

I use 2 factor for my secure stuff so if someone wants to go to the trouble of hacking my email cloning my phone and deepfakeing my face they can get access to the 10s of dollars I have. Chances are a minimum wage job would net them more per hour.

#4 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2022-05-22 01:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

You're freaking me out, Lampy.

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2022-05-22 08:15 PM | Reply

@#5 ... You're freaking me out, Lampy. ...

... and I post only a portion of the "tech gone awry" articles I read.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-23 10:10 AM | Reply

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