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Microsoft’s ‘Enterprise-Grade’ Face Authentication Fooled By Photo

posted onDecember 21, 2017
by l33tdawg

Although the issue has been patched through Microsoft's Fall Creators Update, outdated versions of Windows 10's Hello facial recognition can be spoofed with a photo, a German security firm said this week.

With some extra work as little as a low-resolution, laser-printed photo taken with a near infrared camera can be used to trick a Hello-capable PC, SySS explained. It demonstrated the problem in a series of YouTube videos.

People with the Fall Creators Update installed should still reconfigure Hello in order to block hackers. Anyone trying to break into a computer via the flaw must, of course, have physical access.

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