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Intern position on spoofing in face and speaker recognition
Apple and fingerprints
Breaking Apple TouchID
Spoofing the fingerprint sensor on iPhone5S
Could iPhone's fingerprint sensor help kill off passwords?
The release 1.2.0 of the Bob signal-processing and machine learning toolbox is available (
Bob provides both efficient implementations of several machine learning algorithms as well as a framework to help researchers to publish reproducible research. It is developed by the Biometrics Group ( ) at Idiap in Switzerland.
Competition on face recognition in mobile environment using the MOBIO database
In the context of BEAT project, the Biometric group at the Idiap Research Institute is organizing the second competition on face recognition for the 2013 International Conference on Biometrics (ICB-2013) to be held in Madrid, Spain on June 4-7, 2013. Researchers in biometrics are highly invited to participate in this competition. This will help them to evaluate the progress made in the last couple of years. The competition will be carried out on the MOBIO database. MOBIO is a challenging bimodal (face/speaker) database recorded from 152 people. The database has a female-male ratio of nearly 1:2 (52 females and 100 males) and was collected from August 2008 until July 2010 in six different sites from five different countries. The images provided by the database were captured with cameras of mobile phones and a laptop computer.
Sébastien Marcel introduces the EU BEAT project in the January 2013 issue of Biometric Technology Today
Sébastien Marcel from the Idiap Research Institute introduces the EU BEAT project in the January 2013 issue of Biometric Technology Today Biometric Technology Today is the most established source of authoritative news, analysis, features and surveys on the international biometrics market. Published ten times a year, it is committed to providing unbiased, intelligent comment as well as extensive and fully researched worldwide news coverage on all aspects of the biometrics market.
FP7 BEAT Project present at In2Societies 2012 event
The In2Societies 2012 Brokerage event has been organized at 5 October 2012 in Brussels.
TABULA RASA Spoofing Challenge, June 4-7, 2013 Madrid Spain
The TABULA RASA project is organizing a Spoofing Challenge and is inviting researchers to develop ingenious attack plans and to deceive various biometric authentications systems of different modalities that will be demonstrated at the 6th International Conference of Biometrics (ICB 2013 ). The most brilliant attempt, which will be decided on its spoofing success and originality, will be awarded with the "Best Spoofing Attack Award", accompanied by an incentive prize.
Europe hopes to set framework for biometric standards
Iris attacks no surprise to iris recognition inventor
This is a classic 'hill-climbing' attack that is a known vulnerability for all biometrics
Reverse-Engineered Irises Look So Real, They Fool Eye-Scanners
Remember that scene in Minority Report when the spider robots stalk Tom Cruise to his apartment and scan his iris to identify him?
Black Hat: Iris scanners 'can be tricked' by hackers
Security researchers have discovered a way to replicate a person's eye to bypass iris-scanning security systems
Face to face with the ‘human barcode’
Sure, it’s cool and easy to pay for stuff with the wave of a smartphone — but why bother when you could just use your face?
ICB-2013 The 6th International Conference on Biometrics June 4 - 7, 2013 Madrid, Spain
The 6th International Conference on Biometrics (ICB-2013) will have a broad scope and invites papers that advance biometric technologies, sensor design, feature extraction and matching algorithms, analysis of security and privacy, and evaluation of social impact of biometrics technology. Topics will include biometric systems based on fingerprint, iris, face, voice, hand, handwriting, gait and other modalities as well as biometric fusion and emerging biometrics based on novel sensing technologies.
Call for Papers IEEE BIOSIG 2012
International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group, Sept 06-07 2012, Darmstadt, Germany Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)
BOB is born
A free signal-processing and machine learning toolbox
The LASEC lab and Idiap beat to the rhythm of a new common project
IDIAP announced the start this month of the Biometrics Evaluation and Testing (BEAT) project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) with the EPFL as a full partner, through the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) of Prof. Vaudenay.
BEAT was featured on the website of planetbiometrics
BEAT was featured in some Swiss newspapers