Just print a black and white face and voila, you can hack Windows 10

Just print a black and white face and voila, you can hack Windows 10

Just print a black and white face and voila, you can hack Windows 10

Biometricks 3/3: Windows Hello Face Authentication Bypass PoC III 1080p

Identification by facial recognition is increasingly used and integrated in consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets. Apple presented it to us with the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. However, although this technique is supposed to raise the level of security of the devices, we had the demonstration that this one can be circumvented by very simple techniques and it is Windows 10 who has just experienced it.

The German security company Syss has just demonstrated that a simple printing of a face on paper can in certain cases allow the computer to be unlocked and the video clearly shows the process. Once the face is printed in black and white, just place the sheet in front of the camera and we can see that after a short time, Windows will unlock without problem. The demonstration was carried out on a Dell Latitude equipped with a LitBit camera connected via USB and a Surface Pro 4.

Users who frequently rely on Windows Hello to unlock their computers now need to update to the latest version of Windows 10 via settings. You must activate the anti-spoofing mode and redo the configuration to ensure that the data remains secure.