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CUHK team invents 'hacker-proof' face recognition

2018-07-19 HKT 18:41
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  • Zhang Kehuan (right) says their invention will boost security of the face recognition technologies. Photo: RTHK
    Zhang Kehuan (right) says their invention will boost security of the face recognition technologies. Photo: RTHK
Zhang Kehuan talks to RTHK's Jimmy Choi
Researchers at Chinese University say they have invented a new security system which will prevent hackers from using masks or images to cheat facial recognition technology.

It involves shining a coloured light onto a person's face when they log onto a mobile device or computer system, and then analysing the light reflected back.

The researchers from the university's Department of Information Engineering said hackers wouldn't have time to trick the technology.

Assistant professor Zhang Kehuan told RTHK's Jimmy Choi that this will enhance security of the face recognition technologies.