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Study warns deepfakes can fool facial recognition

In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, researchers at Sungkyunkwan University in Suwon, South Korea demonstrate that APIs from Microsoft and Amazon can be fooled with commonly used deepfake-generating methods. In one case, one of the APIs — Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services — was fooled by up to 78% of the deepfakes the coauthors fed it.

“From experiments, we find that some deepfake generation methods are of greater threat to recognition systems than others and that each system reacts to deepfake impersonation attacks differently,” the researchers wrote.

Source: Study warns deepfakes can fool facial recognition | VentureBeat

Deepfakes Expose Cracks in Virtual ID Verification

The emergence of free, powerful, and easy-to-use deepfake applications has given rise to a new, viable attack vector. Cybercriminals have already begun to leverage these applications to bypass image and video-based verification, which, until recently, had proven to be one of the most secure methods of identity verification.

While currently only a few actors offer deepfake services and often charge highly for it, high image and video-based verification adoption rates among banking institutions will likely correlate to increased criminal demand for deepfakes services. Increased criminal demand combined with high recreational usage and technological advancements driven by the entertainment industry’s adult content could then result in more deepfake service providers and an eventual decline in the cost of these services.

Source: Deepfakes Expose Cracks in Virtual ID Verification – Gemini Advisory