The Rise Of Deepfakes And What That Means For Identity Fraud
Dark Reading, April 30th, 2020
May 10, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 1

Convincing deepfakes are a real concern, but there are ways of fighting back

Labhesh Patel writes in Dark Reading, "The number of deepfake videos found online doubled from 2018 to 2019 and has continued to rise since then. A deepfake superimposes existing video footage or photographs of a face onto a source head and body using advanced neural network-powered artificial intelligence, and can make fraudulent video and audio content seem incredibly real.

The security industry continues to move away from outdated authentication methods, such as SMS-based two-factor authentication and knowledge-based authentication, which are easily susceptible to fraud. As a result, there has been an increase in more advanced biometric-based authentication methods as a secure alternative, but depending on the sophistication of those biometric systems, the rise of deepfake technology will undoubtedly become a larger concern..."

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