Windows 10 face Hello Face authentication is vulnerable

After Samsung, this time windows 10 face detection is bypassed using a photograph. Researchers of German firm SySS has recently posted one report claiming this. We have attached the video of this claim below. Following are the affected versions reported :

Windows 10 Pro (Version 1709, OS Build 16299.19)
Windows 10 Pro (Version 1703, OS Build 15063.726)
Windows 10 Pro (Version 1703, OS Build 15063.674)
Windows 10 Pro (Version 1703, OS Build 15063.483)
Windows 10 Pro (Version 1607, OS Build 14393.1914)
Windows 10 Pro (Version 1607, OS Build 14393.1770)
Windows 10 Pro (Version 1511, OS Build 10586.1232)

You can see that they have tried it on It is not an easy process to bypass this lock. Also, the photography should be modified and the device should be physically present. Remotely, no one can do this. Still, it is a bug and hopefully, it will be resolved in next update.

To keep your device safe, always keep ‘Windows 10’ version updated and use ‘enhanced-anti spoofing’ feature if you are using face lock. As mentioned in the report :

SySS recommends to update to the latest revision of Windows 10 version 1709, to enable the “enhanced anti-spoofing” feature, and to reconfigure Windows Hello Face Authentication afterward.If only the Windows 10 operating system is updated from a vulnerable version like 1607 to the latest revision of 1709 without newly setting up Windows Hello Face Authentication, the simple spoofing attack still works

 

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