December 17, 2019
Facial recognition may not be as secure as previously thought.
Researchers found that the technology can be fooled by using a 3D-printed mask depicting a different person’s face.
The mask was able to trick payment a system at a border checkpoint in China a passport-control gate in Amsterdam.
The security flaw was discovered by researchers with the artificial intelligence firm Kneron, which determined criminals only need is a lifelike mask of a person to bypass security checkpoints.
Kneron CEO Albert Liu said in a statement: ‘Technology providers should be held accountable if they do not safeguard users to the highest standards.’
‘There are so many companies involved that it highlights an industry-wide issue with substandard facial recognition tech.’
During the test, researchers visited public locations where facial recognition is used, Fortune reported.
They went to stores in Asia where they could fool payment systems such as AliPay and WeChat.
This article was posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 6:52 am