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Using the Nokia N900 to track your face

Dr. Philip Tresadern from the University of Manchester has plenty of time on his hands because he took a Nokia N900 and programmed it to identify faces via the front facing camera that’s traditionally been used for video calls. Using your face, neat things such as authenticating who you are can be accomplished. What the Doctor doesn’t show is how easy a system such as this can be compromised with a simple photo of the target, held up over the attacker’s face, which then confuses the system all together.