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Airport security and payment systems that use facial recognition can be fooled by using a 3D-printed mask of a different person’s face, researchers find

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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.

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They went to stores in Asia where they could fool payment systems such as AliPay and WeChat.

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This article was posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 6:52 am

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