Fake glasses fool face recognition

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has fooled face recognition algorithms using a pair of fake glasses, New Scientist reports. By printing bespoke patterns onto the front of the frames, they enabled wearers not only to obscure their identity but to impersonate people who look completely different.

  • Willam Hugh Murray, CISSP

    Biometrics, including facial recognition, should only be used as one form of evidence in a system of strong authentication. There have been demonstrations of the capture and replay of fingerprint images. They are still very valuable for authenticating me to my iPhone, iPad, PC, and US ICE. The first three require possession of the device, the last possession of my passport or GOES card.