February 22, 2024

Researchers have discovered a simple way to cheat face recognition systems

Researchers have discovered a simple way to cheat face recognition systems

The researchers found that to deceive most recognition algorithms, a normal printed mask with the face of another person is enough.

Currently, facial recognition systemsused by law enforcement and businesses as a security tool to monitor who visits airports, stores and uses smartphones. However, as it turned out, the program can easily make mistakes.

Artificial intelligence company Kneron conducted an experiment on three continents in whichusing printed masks were successfully fooledvarious recognition systems. In particular, programs at airports, at border points, passport control, as well as the identifiers of Alipay and WeChat payment systems were mistaken.

However, researchers say that in this wayYou can not get around any system. For example, Apple and Huawei use the more sophisticated technology of structured light imaging, so they successfully passed the reliability test.

Having published the results of their work, the teamKneron called on companies and organizations to use higher standards and developers to improve the quality of their products. According to them, such manipulations can bypass the security systems of payment applications, which potentially allows fraudsters to make purchases on behalf of others.

All tests at the checkpoint, at airports and other public places were carried out with the permission of the security services.

Previously, we also reported on other ways to deceive recognition systems, which force the algorithms to incorrectly determine objects, the distance to them, or even make them “invisible.”