Selfies are Not Security

Posted by | Privacy, Security | July 13, 2015

It’s so hard to reach the kids these days, what with their internets and their Facepages. But Mastercard is going to try anyway. After all, what product is better for the young ones than unmanageable credit. Now they want to make “selfies” the new way to verify your identity using facial recognition verification software. It’s the perfect blend of pop culture meets privacy creepiness.

To make it better, the technology is not secure. Previous attempts at this software were breached when users drew animated eyes on photographs to overcome the “blink” commands. So why would they do this?

According to their security expert, “The new generation, which is into selfies… I think they’ll find it cool.”

To quote the kids these days, “I can’t even…”

BBC – Mastercard testing facial recognition security app

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