facial recognition

Pierluigi Paganini March 14, 2022
Ukraine is using Clearview AI’s facial recognition during the conflict

Ukraine’s defense ministry began using Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology to uncover Russian assailants, combat misinformation and identify the dead. Ukraine’s defense ministry announced it will use the AI’s facial recognition technology offered by Clearview. Clearview’s chief executive Hoan Ton-That confirmed the news to Reuters, the technology will allow the Ukrainian military to uncover Russian […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 02, 2021
Facebook is going to shut down Face Recognition system and data it collected

Facebook announced to shut down its Face Recognition system and is going to delete over 1 billion people’s facial recognition profiles. Facebook announced it will stop using the Face Recognition system on its platform and will delete over 1 billion people’s facial recognition profiles. Facebook is using the face recognition system to analyze photos taken […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 19, 2021
Experts show how to bypass Windows Hello feature to login on Windows 10 PCs

Security researchers demonstrated how to bypass the Windows Hello facial recognition that is used in Windows 10 as a login mechanism. Security researchers at CyberArk Labs discovered a security bypass vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-34466, affecting the Windows Hello facial authentication process, An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to login systems running the Windows 10 OS. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 22, 2021

Researchers from Adversa devised an attack technique, dubbed ADVERSARIAL OCTOPUS, against Facial Recognition systems.  THE INTENTION BEHIND THIS PROJECT Driven by our mission to increase trust in AI, Adversa’s AI Red Team is constantly exploring new methods of assessing and protecting mission-critical AI applications. Recently, we’ve discovered a new way of attacking Facial Recognition systems […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 25, 2021
US banks are giving facial recognition a go; EU tightens regulations, FTC updates AI guidelines

US banks are giving the green light to the adoption of facial recognition technology, while authorities provide regulations and updates guidelines Many among the US biggest banks are trying their luck with facial recognition technology. The FTC issues a new set of guidelines about the use of Artificial Intelligence. The European Union’s stance on face […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 27, 2020
Facial recognition firm Clearview AI reveals intruders stole its client list

Bad news for the controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI, hackers gained “unauthorized access” to a list of all of its customers.  The controversial facial-recognition company that contracts with law-enforcement agencies announced that attackers have gained unauthorized access to its entire client list. The company already informed its customers of the security breach.  The startup came under […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 01, 2019
City Council of Somerville bans facial recognition technology

City Council of Somerville, a Boston suburb, has voted to ban the use of facial recognition system by police and other city offices. The City Council of Somerville, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb, has decided to ban the use of facial recognition system by police and other city departments. Last week, the Somerville City Council expressed […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 29, 2019
United Airlines covers up seat cameras to respond to privacy concerns

United Airlines opted to cover every camera in entertainment systems embedded within the back of plane seats in response to privacy concerns. Flying on United Airlines planes it is possible to find cameras included in screen and entertainment products used by the airline and mounted in the back of the seats. “A viral photo showing a […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2019
Users claim Samsung Galaxy S10 Face Recognition can be bypassed

The screen lock feature in the Samsung Galaxy S10 that is based on face recognition can be easily bypassed using a photo or a video of the owner. The discovery was made by users and tech reviewers that demonstrated how to bypass face recognition screen lock implemented in the Samsung Galaxy S10 model. Even if […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2017
Windows 10 Hello facial recognition feature can be spoofed with photos

Experts discovered that the Windows 10 facial recognition security feature Hello can be spoofed using a photo of an authorized user. Security experts at pen-test firm Syss have discovered that the Windows 10 facial recognition security feature dubbed Hello can be spoofed in the simplest way, using a photo of an authorized user. “Microsoft face authentication in Windows 10 is an enterprise-grade identity […]