Facial recognition technology makes many areas of life more convenient. People can now verify their identity without a password or fingerprint. These technologies allow masses of people to enter buildings without keys or easily get through airport security. But as with any other privacy technology, fraudsters target facial recognition through spoofing.
The consequences of a successful facial recognition spoofing attack are often quite severe. Hackers can gain unauthorized access to secure buildings, homes or facilities. Perpetrators can easily get in and out without even picking a lock. Consequences range from theft of confidential data to sabotage of critical systems and infrastructure.