Social media addicts: your face can bite you in your ass

by John Casaretto
Sept. 1, 2017 1 comment TechGenix Encryption & Authentication social engineering

Almost everyone posts photos on social media–and the better the quality or the more photos uploaded, the more likes or reactions from friends and followers. Though some might think uploading photos on social media is harmless, it can be used to track the whereabouts of a person, which is nothing new, but now we’ve found that it can even dupe biometric security. That’s right, facial recognition can be fooled using images from social media. At the recent Usenix security conference, security and computer vision specialists from the University of North Carolina showed how facial recognition-based security can be tricked. The researchers presented the system that is able to create digital 3D facial models based on high quality photos publicly available on social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. These 3D images are then displayed with mobile virtual reality technology to fool the facial recognition system into thinking that the image it sees is a real, live person, not just...

2flash 8 months ago

Wow. Can't really see it... it shocks through the bit-more-vulgar title, but in terms of quality it is quite poor...