Japan’s face-authorizing cigarette machines no match for Bruce Willis photograph
Keep in mind these Japanese merchandising machines that use face recognition to scan for wrinkles and saggy pores and skin earlier than authenticating cigarette purchases? Shock, they’re really easy to bypass that even a nicotine-addicted child can do it. Seems the cameras will authenticate “a 15-centimeter (6-inch) large journal photograph of a person who seemed to be in his 50s.” Smaller clippings work too as demonstrated by a profitable cigarette vend utilizing a three-inch photograph of a lady in her 30s — a 1-inch extensive photograph failed, nevertheless. Nonetheless, solely four,000 of Japan’s 570,000 cigarette merchandising machines function the cams and these are due for a software program replace in response to the flaw — the remaining use RFID readers to examine the smoker’s Taspo age-verification card. However, we do not assume it is a lot of a stretch to foretell that this technique, like that of DRM managed music, is destined to fail.
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