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FaceTec launches first biometric bounty program for liveness detection spoofing

FaceTec launches first biometric bounty program for liveness detection spoofing

FaceTec has launched a liveness detection spoof bounty program with a total of $30,000 possible payouts, the company announced.

Ethical hackers will test the company’s ZoOm 3D Liveness Detection and its NIST-iBeta Certified Anti-spoofing AI to detect unknown vulnerabilities and boost the system’s security.

FaceTec claims its product is the only biometric certified to Levels 1 and 2 in iBeta Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) testing guided by the ISO 30107-3 standard.

FaceTec has spent five years on developing ZoOm’s proprietary AI that has been trained to distinguish digital and physical spoof artifacts, including hi-res photos and videos, life-like masks, and mannequin heads, which used to be roadblocks for the system in the past.

Bug bounty programs have grown in popularity, yet this is the first time such a project targets biometrics, according to the announcement. To participate in the program, follow the link.

Spoof artifact categories have three levels of complexity based on the NIST PAD testing criteria, each with a matching bounty payout. Information about the spoof categories can be found at this link.

“We’ve worked tirelessly to create Liveness Detection that can be trusted in real-world unsupervised scenarios. Our millions of users know ZoOm is already the best defense against digital identity fraud, but we believe it can become even stronger,” said Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO of FaceTec. “We look forward to learning what new, imaginative ideas clever testers will employ to try to spoof ZoOm. And if any are successful, we will immediately create a new patch to stop the bypass. It’s a win-win situation for us, the bounty program participants, and, most importantly, our users.”

In October, FaceTec announced a partnership with Hybrid Mobile Voting System maker Neuvote to secure remote ballots with ZoOm 3D face authentication, to bring biometric mobile voting closer to reality in the U.S. and other regions.

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