FaceTec’s Level 1-5 Spoof Bounty Program Raised To $100,000

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White hat hackers invited to attack FaceTec’s World-Leading, NIST Certified 3D Liveness AI

With the world in the midst of a pandemic, this is not the time to be gaming testing, hyping phony PAD credentials, and selling inferior Liveness Detection that will endanger the digital security of companies, governments, and end-users

FaceTec, the leader in 3D face authentication, announced today it has increased its spoof bounty program to $100,000 and added bounties for Level 4 and 5 on the Liveness.com PAD Artifact/Bypass Attack Vector Scale. This first-ever public spoof bounty program was launched nine months ago and has already successfully defended more than 35,000 spoof attacks. FaceTec's 3D Liveness Detection is the first and only biometric certified to Levels 1 & 2 in NIST-accredited lab Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) testing and continues to significantly raise the bar with the world's only spoof bounty program.

Learn more at http://www.SpoofBounty.com.

The global rush to digitalization is providing increased remote access for account holders, but also dramatically raises the threat of identity and data theft, and cybercriminals are taking full advantage. Liveness Detection is needed now more than ever, and while laboratory testing is better than nothing, the lack of clear disclosures about what is and isn't tested for still leaves customers and end-users of biometrics at risk. A Level 1-5 spoof bounty has become the only way to ensure a biometrics vendor has worked to stay ahead of increasingly sophisticated presentation attack vectors and bypass methods.

"Shedding light on an industry that has been hiding behind its ‘black boxes’ for decades hasn't been easy, but two years ago we started pushing for third-party Liveness testing so purchasers could make fully educated decisions. We hoped the testing labs would evolve as the threats have, but unfortunately they have not kept up, and, recently, unscrupulous liveness vendors are exaggerating their security levels dramatically," said Kevin Alan Tussy, FaceTec CEO. "With the world in the midst of a pandemic, this is not the time to be gaming testing, hyping phony PAD credentials, and selling inferior Liveness Detection that will endanger the digital security of companies, governments, and end-users. We launched http://www.Liveness.com last year to explain how proving a real human is present during biometric data collection was the key to stamping out identity theft while retaining privacy and preventing biometric data reuse, and now we believe that to achieve total transparency in the marketplace, every Liveness vendor needs to stand-up their own public Level 1-5 spoof bounty programs and prove that their technology is secure."

After seven years of intensely focused development, FaceTec's 3D Face Authentication has been trained with tens-of-millions of digital and physical spoof artifacts that include high-res photos and videos (including deepfakes), mannequin heads, and life-like masks. A bounty program is the most effective, timely, and transparent method of improving software, but has yet to be embraced by any biometrics vendors except FaceTec. The FaceTec bounty program offers an incentive for white hat hackers to attack its systems and uncover any unknown vulnerabilities in the Liveness AI before a customer or end-user is ever affected. If any vulnerabilities are found, they can then be patched, further elevating FaceTec's 3D Face Authentication security.

The bounty program began with three progressively more sophisticated spoof artifact categories, which represented Levels 1 & 2 in NIST PAD testing; Level 3, which NIST labs never tested for; and now goes even further, adding Level 4 and Level 5 bypasses to address the full spectrum of PAD attack vectors. Level 4 is Biometric Template Tampering, and Level 5 is Camera Hijacking, bringing the spoof bounty program total to $100,000. Program specifics can be found here:


"We've created the world's highest-rated Liveness Detection and face matching AI, and it has proven to be exceptionally effective in real-world scenarios. Tens-of-millions of users on six continents use FaceTec every month as the best defense against digital identity fraud," said Josh Rose, FaceTec CTO. "We look forward to the imaginative spoof and bypass attempts that clever testers from around the world will use to try to fool our AI, and what we learn will continue to benefit our solution, our customers, and most importantly our users."

The FaceTec spoof bounty program follows standard bounty program rules, and is open to most individuals, regardless of location. To participate in the program, please visit:


More About FaceTec 3D Face Authentication

FaceTec’s 3D Face Authentication is fast becoming the global standard in onboarding, KYC, and ongoing authentication, and stops ID fraud and unauthorized access for millions of users on six continents for many of the world’s leading organizations in IAM-IDV, financial services, mobile payments, border security, connected transportation, blockchain-crypto currency, e-voting, and more.

FaceTec’s 3D Face Authentication Platform features:

  • 100% software, for all modern smartphones, tablets, and PCs with webcams
  • World-leading 3D Face Matching rate at 1-in-4.2 million FAR @ less than 1% FRR
  • Patented UI generates data-rich 3D FaceMaps™ from standard 2D cameras
  • $100,000 Spoof Bounty Program & PAD Level 1&2 Certified Liveness Detection
  • Unshareable, unphishable 3D FaceMaps ensure trust with no honeypot risk
  • IDV dashboard with integrated 1-to-N de-duplication and fraudulent user lists
  • Highly accurate 1-in-500,000 FAR 3D FaceMap to 2D photo ID matching
  • Integrated anonymous age estimation and age checks
  • Fast, intuitive interface with 98-99% first-time-user success rates
  • Easy to integrate, customize, deploy and manage

Anyone can try the FaceTec demo apps with links for iOS, Android and Web Browsers on FaceTec.com, and developer SDKs are available free of charge at https://dev.facetec.com.

About FaceTec

Founded in 2013 with offices in San Diego, CA and Summerlin, NV., FaceTec is leading a global intelligent software revolution in biometrics, this decade’s most important secure digital identity technology. FaceTec's patented, industry-leading 3D Face Authentication software anchors digital identities, establishing the chain of trust for mobile and web applications with the world’s best Certified Liveness Detection, 3D-Face-matching-to-2D-photo-ID-matching, document verification, and age estimation.

For more information and business inquiries, please visit http://www.FaceTec.com. For media inquiries, please contact John Wojewidka at JohnW@FaceTec.com.

About Liveness.com

Created as an educational resource for biometric users, vendors, analysts, media and regulators, http://www.Liveness.com provides a comprehensive history of Presentation Attack Detection, as well as explanations of methods and means for evaluation, certification and testing.

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