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BioCatch Warns About Threat of Deepfakes with 2020 Security Predictions

BioCatch Warns About Threat of Deepfakes with 2020 Security Predictions

BioCatch Chief Cyber Officer Uri Rivner is looking to the future with a new blog post that offers a slew of cybersecurity predictions for 2020. Most notably, Rivner warns that many forms of biometric authentication could prove to be vulnerable in 2020 as deepfake technology continues to improve. In that regard, Rivner notes that deepfake…

New US Bill Seeks to Develop Countermeasures for Deepfake Technology

New US Bill Seeks to Develop Countermeasures for Deepfake Technology

The U.S. House of Representatives has officially passed a bill that seeks to curb the growing threat of deepfakes and other forms of manipulated media. The Identifying Outputs of Generative Adversarial Networks Act (the IOGAN Act – also known as bill H.R. 4355) was first introduced by Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican representative from Ohio.…

Software Update Lets Galaxy S10 5G Use ToF Sensors for 3D Face Unlock

Software Update Lets Galaxy S10 5G Use ToF Sensors for 3D Face Unlock

Samsung has enabled a 3D face unlock feature on the Galaxy S10 5G by way of a software update that became available in Korea recently. By updating their phone to Samsung’s latest version of its One UI 2.0 beta OS, owners of the S10 5G variant of Samsung’s flagship line of smartphones can now take…

ID R&D Comes Out Ahead in Voice Liveness Detection Challenge

ID R&D Comes Out Ahead in Voice Liveness Detection Challenge

ID R&D’s voice liveness detection technology has bested the competition in the 2019 Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures (ASVspoof) Challenge. The biannual industry challenge evaluates solutions based on their ability to distinguish real speech from false speech that has been generated using Text-to-Speech or voice conversion technology. ID R&D’s solution proved to be the…

New Facial Recognition Tech Enables Passive Liveness Detection

New Facial Recognition Tech Enables Passive Liveness Detection

ID R&D has announced a new biometric authentication system based on facial recognition that is entirely passive, requiring no special effort from the end user. Called IDLive Face, the solution is designed for Android or iOS apps, or for web-based apps. Users’ faces are scanned as they use the apps, and their biometrics are matched…

OnePlus 7 Pro Biometrics Spoof Underlines Importance of Liveness Detection

OnePlus 7 Pro Biometrics Spoof Underlines Importance of Liveness Detection

“It all helps to make the case for liveness detection, technology designed to ensure that a live user is present for every session of biometric authentication.” The OnePlus 7 Pro’s fingerprint sensor can easily be spoofed using basic materials including glue and tinfoil, as demonstrated by the YouTube channel Max Tech. The channel posted a…

FaceTec: High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims

FaceTec: High-Profile Spoofs on New Phones Reveal Problematic Biometric Security Claims

Security exaggerations damage the industry’s reputation. They need to stop, says FaceTec. Recently in news that made it around the world, the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung was reported to be spoofed – again. As every hardware-based face and fingerprint biometric has been spoofed shortly after new phones were introduced, each highly visible incident casts…

FaceTec Reaches a New Level in iBeta Spoofing Evaluation

FaceTec Reaches a New Level in iBeta Spoofing Evaluation

“FaceTec says that, all told, its Level-1 and Level-2 PAD testing involved over 3,300 spoofing attempts over a period of 12 days.” FaceTec has done it again. The company announced that it has now become the first and only company to attain Level-2 certification in the iBeta Presentation Attack Detection evaluation. The news comes after…

IntelliVision Brings Liveness Detection to Facial Recognition Solution

IntelliVision Brings Liveness Detection to Facial Recognition Solution

“Liveness detection is an area of intensifying focus for many companies in the biometrics industry as concern over presentation attacks – or ‘spoofing’ – continues to grow.” IntelliVision has taken an important step forward in enhancing the security of its facial recognition technology, announcing that it has now integrated liveness detection in its solution. In…

Black Hat Asia Face ID Spoof Talk Cancelled

Black Hat Asia Face ID Spoof Talk Cancelled

A security expert who claimed to have developed a hacking method for Apple’s Face ID system has cancelled a scheduled talk at the Black Hat Asia conference, an unusual move where such events are concerned. The researcher, Wish Wu, said he cancelled his talk at the behest of his employer, Ant Financial, which said in…

Will 2019 be the Year Biometric Systems are Truly Tested by Hackers?

Will 2019 be the Year Biometric Systems are Truly Tested by Hackers?

“…2019 could be a year in which major hack attacks demonstrate which biometric security systems are truly effective and which are outdated, if Experian’s prediction is proven right.” Experian’s sixth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast finds biometrics in the crosshairs. Assessing the five major security threats expected for 2019, the report predicts that hackers will…

INTERVIEW: Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec, Talks Spoofing and Liveness Detection [PART ONE]

INTERVIEW: Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec, Talks Spoofing and Liveness Detection [PART ONE]

FaceTec has had a big year. The company marks a successful 2018 with some high-profile integrations of its AI-driven ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution, which utilizes standard 2D smart device cameras and webcams to create 3D FaceMaps with its patented ZoOm motion technology. ZoOm is now securing user logins on five continents in several industries, including…

Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints Can Fool Systems Over 20% of the Time: Researchers

Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints Can Fool Systems Over 20% of the Time: Researchers

“The system was developed using a generative adversarial network, a machine learning system in which one deep neural network is pitted against another, allowing the spoofing system to refine its efforts over time until it had established its highly effective DeepMasterPrints.” Researchers at New York University have developed a neural network system that they say…

Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Here’s How Biometric Authentication Will Be Stronger on Android P

Google’s developers are going to make biometric authentication stronger on Android P, the next iteration of the company’s popular mobile operating system; and in a new post on the company’s blog, Security Engineer Vishwath Mohan explains how. Essentially, Android’s managers are looking to move beyond FAR and FRR, the standard measures of an authentication mechanism’s…

BRIEF: A Big Week In Mobile Biometrics

BRIEF: A Big Week In Mobile Biometrics

It has been a particularly busy week for mobile biometrics, with industry news running the gamut from security fiascos to pioneering innovations. In some ways, the week has marked the culmination of some of the biggest trends that have been underway over the past year – the rise of facial recognition, the ongoing proliferation of…

Video Shows OnePlus 6 Facial Recognition Spoofed by Photo

Video Shows OnePlus 6 Facial Recognition Spoofed by Photo

“The spoofing also highlights the importance of liveness detection, which can involve a number of different methods of making sure that it’s the actual user in front of the phone.” OnePlus’s new flagship smartphone can be unlocked with a photo of the user’s face, and it doesn’t even need to be in color, suggests a…

iBeta Adds Anti-Spoofing Evaluations to Quality Assurance Testing

iBeta Adds Anti-Spoofing Evaluations to Quality Assurance Testing

“As biometric security has become more commonplace through consumer devices like fingerprint scanning smartphones, concerns about spoofing attacks have been on the rise” Denver-based quality assurance lab iBeta has officially expanded its biometric security testing capabilities to assess resistance to spoofing attempts. Or, to put it in more technical terms, the lab will now assess…

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