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Researchers hack facial authentication systems

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Post Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:08 pm

Researchers hack facial authentication systems

Facial authentication systems from Lenovo, Asus, and Toshiba have been defeated by researchers. Apparently a variety of methods were used, including presenting a picture of an authorized user to the system. Fun stuff! There will be a briefing on this next week at Blackhat DC.

http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-dc-09/b ... tml#Nguyen

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Post Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:34 am

Re: Researchers hack facial authentication systems

Hmm, I'm surprised that news is so recent. Wasn't there an article about that a while back? I thought I had read something similar a while ago about presenting a picture to facial recognition software... the post about it was probably here in forums.

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Post Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:13 am

Re: Researchers hack facial authentication systems

Now that's scary especially considering the fact that biometric authentication is considered to be one of the most secure methods.
I guess Vijay will give us more info. after he attends the Blackhat DC briefing.
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Post Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:37 pm

Re: Researchers hack facial authentication systems

There was a thread a while back about the Mythbusters episode where they tested fingerprint readers, similar technology, similar attacks, sounds like similar failures.
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Re: Researchers hack facial authentication systems

I laughed when I first heard of this. Classic!
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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:27 am

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Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:26 pm

Re: Researchers hack facial authentication systems

Thanks J!

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