Monday, February 23, 2009

Laptop facial recognition defeated by Photoshop

Facial Biometry is one of the Authentication techniques used for homeland security purposes. There are also some commercial implementations that you find built-in in Laptops from Lenovo, Toshiba and Asus. Interesting article from a Black hat presentation.


White hat security researchers have demoed how to bypass the facial recognition systems on several laptops.

The facial recognition software on Lenovo, Asus and Toshiba laptops (known as Veriface III, SmartLogon 1.0.0005 and Face Recognition, respectively) was compromised by security researchers including Duc Nguyen, senior researcher at Vietnamese security firm Bkis.

Details of the hack are were outlined by a presentation entitled Your face is NOT your Password during the Blackhat security conference in Washington earlier this week.

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