The test determines the effectiveness of anti-spoofing Liveness Detection technology in compliance with the ISO 30107-3 global standard.
Over 1,500 spoof sessions utilizing hundreds of high resolution photos and videos were attempted over six days of testing.
No spoof attempts were able to fool the system and ZoOm achieved a perfect 100% anti-spoofing “score”.
Further adding to the challenge, the ISO 30107-3 standard requires the test subjects be “fully cooperative”, and provide iBeta with “any and all” biometric data requested.
This testing method ensures the authenticator is strong enough to prevent complicit user fraud and thwart phishing attacks.
The iBeta ZoOm 3D Face Login SDK PAD Certification Test Report Executive Summary can be viewed here.
What is ZoOm’s 3D FaceMap
ZoOm’s patented process scans a 3D face with a 2D camera to ensure the real user is present and that they match their previous enrollment.
Measurable perspective distortion occurs when a camera is moved closer to a 3D human face, therefor ZoOm captures much more human signal than photos or videos because the FaceMap includes data from unZoOmed, transitional and fully ZoOmed frames.
The ability to reliably determine 3D depth and human liveness makes ZoOm vastly superior to fingerprint, palm, iris and 2D Face.
(For all the rocket science behind ZoOm that makes it so incredibly secure, it’s as easy to use as taking a selfie. Please watch our short ZoOm explainer video to see just how simple it is to keep your personal information safe! Courtesy of FaceTec and YouTube. Posted on Nov 8, 2017.)
When addressing biometric privacy concerns, it is critical to understand the significance of Liveness Detection.
When a biometric authenticator is truly spoof-proof against digital media, 2D representations of a user won’t fool the system, so bad actors can’t take readily available photos from Facebook or videos from YouTube and use them to impersonate the user.
When a biometric system demands the real 3D user be present at the time of authentication, no photo or video will suffice… 2D Spoof attempts are futile and stolen user media is useless.
ZoOm detects the difference between “likeness” and “liveness” using Artificial Intelligence, and requires dozens of real human characteristics be observed concurrently.
These characteristics cannot be captured and reproduced without measurable generation loss and thus cannot be phished or shared like passwords.
(Learn More. See how easy it is for you to create a realistic 3D animated spoof from a 2D photograph using CrazyTalk software. Courtesy of FaceTec and YouTube. Posted on Jun 19, 2018.)
“Legacy ‘blink and smile’ liveness detection systems are so easily fooled by videos and animated photos that they can’t even come close to passing this test,” said Josh Rose, CTO of FaceTec.
“And based on what I’ve seen on YouTube and in our testing, I don’t believe that even the latest, greatest 3D smartphone camera hardware would pass Level 1.”
In addition to achieving Level 1 compliance with an international PAD standard, ZoOm has a convenient and intuitive interface that has been commercially proven in production on four continents in banking, connected transportation, government, and access management.
ZoOm’s AI-driven technology clearly transcends the typical definition of Facial Recognition as universal software that not only matches the face of the user, but also concurrently verifies three-dimensionality and detects human liveness.
ZoOm’s world-leading anti-spoofing technology runs during both enrollment and authentication and is the key to verifying the correct user is truly present at the time of identification.
“ZoOm’s security is our team’s top priority”, said Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO of FaceTec.
“Though negative results are not published, we believe most of our competitors have attempted similar PAD testing and failed, so achieving the first and only Level 1 certification is truly a milestone in the biometrics industry.”
The iBeta PAD test is an important step towards bringing much-needed transparency into the biometrics industry.
Organizations of all sizes have a responsibility to their users to choose security solutions that are 3rd party tested, but in the past it has been extremely difficult for enterprises to properly assess the security of biometric systems.
The only options were to perform exhaustive testing themselves or rely solely on vendors’ claims.
“Our NVLAP-accredited lab and ISO-guided program provides the level of verifiability and consistency needed to help providers create products that can be more easily assessed and targeted for specific use cases,” said Dr. Kevin Wilson, Director of Biometrics at iBeta.
ZoOm is the world’s most secure face authentication software.
ZoOm is compatible with iOS, Android, PWAs, mobile web browsers, and desktop browsers with webcams, delivering unparalleled biometric portability, security and convenience.
Developers can download the fully functional demo app directly from ZoOmLogin.com for iOS, Android or for web browsers.
Developer SDKs are also available with plugins for Xamarin, Appcelerator/Titanium, Phonegap, Cordova, Ionic and React Native.
The ZoOm SDK is free for all educational and nonprofit apps, as well as for startups, developers and small businesses with less than 10M USD in annual revenue.
Leveraging decades of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence experience, ZoOm’s patented face authentication technology ensures positive identification, verifies three-dimensionality and delivers world-leading liveness detection.