A team of researchers have found that eyewear printed with a wild pattern is enough to get around most commercial identification systems

This article titled “Want to beat facial recognition? Get some funky tortoiseshell glasses” was written by Alex Hern, for theguardian.com on Friday 4th November 2016 07.25 UTC

A team of researchers from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University have created sets of eyeglasses that can prevent wearers from being identified by facial recognition systems, or even fool the technology into identifying them as completely unrelated individuals.

In their paper, Accessorize to a Crime: Real and Stealthy Attacks on State-of-the-Art Face Recognition, presented at the 2016 Computer and Communications Security conference, the researchers present their system for what they describe as “physically realisable” and “inconspicuous” attacks on facial biometric systems, which are designed to exclusively identify a particular individual.

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