For most of us, managing passwords on the Internet is hell. And as Internet services experience rapid growth and online fraud explodes, the need for strong authentication is more urgent than ever. The French start-up Unissey has developed a unique facial biometric system, based on face recognition and the detection of living things. Its founder, Yassine Mountacif, and Sébastien Brangoulo, the development director, explain their technology to us.
Pay your purchases onor open his banking at a glance: the Faciale promises to simplify use and secure access to remote services. Created in 2018 by Yassine Mountacif, the French Unissey has developed an ultra-simple and 100% secure facial recognition authentication system, which is based on both detection of living organisms and facial comparison. What to relegate definitively forgotten.
Today, we already use passwords to use services on the Internet. Why change?
The password is an excellent security system but on four conditions: it must be long, complex, changed frequently and noted nowhere! Which is rarely the case, especially when you are 80 or 100as is the case today. Because they are often reused across multiple sites, passwords stolen in an attack can then be used by hackers to log into all of your other accounts. Therefore, to secure access to your account, some companies require two-step authentication systems where you receive a code over the phone or a link in your email, then return to the site, etc. It is very laborious.
What are the existing means of biometrics on the Internet?
It exists. Any attribute human-specific, measurable and unique to each individual can be used as biometrics. We even see birth certificates with footprints! But, obviously, it’s not very convenient to reuse. The , l’ or facial recognition, but these technologies require specific: a fingerprint reader, a camera for the iris or a 3D camera for for example. Our facial recognition solution, on the other hand, uses a simple 2D camera that can be found on any Where . It is therefore universal.
Facial recognition, is it really safe?
Facial recognition systems are developing more and more in our daily lives, fraudsters are interested in them and try to thwart the system by different techniques. For example, hackers grab a video or photo of you from the internet and play it back on camera. You can also print the photo on paper, create a mask or a “deep fake”, with your face modeled on a video. To make sure that you are a real person, most facial recognition systems require you to replay an exercise in front of the camera, such as turning your head left or right, following a point with your gaze, etc. However, not only can these exercises be “learned” and replayed by hackers, but they are very restrictive for the user. Often, you have to start over several times and you waste a lot of time. Conversely, our solution is said to be “passive”, that is to say that it does not require any effort from the user. Just stare at the camera for half a second and we’ll take care of the rest!
How do you go about making sure that I am a genuine person?
We use awith several layers which, each, discriminate a certain attribute. We will, for example, be able to determine a cardiac versus blood flow to the face, or some lighting. All of these criteria combined make our solution 100% safe. We are the world’s most rated facial recognition solution (Nist, iBeta, CLR Labs). Our system has been tested against thousands of attacks of all kinds, very sophisticated, and none has been able to deceive it.
In what areas can facial recognition be used?
Any remote service that requires authentication or identity confirmation: electronic signature of documents,, marketplaces, dating sites, recruitment … If you want to hire a for example, the rental company will want to make sure that you are the real person appearing on the driving license, and not a usurper who is going to run off with the car! In total, the facial recognition market is growing by 18% and the potential is huge.
Is 100% secure Internet possible?
Internet security is always a compromise between maximum security and ease of use. If the procedure is too long or too complex, users will become discouraged and give up, resulting in a big loss of value for the services. It is therefore necessary to be both simple and safe. Of course, it’s still a cat-and-mouse game. We are updating our algorithm and we are constantly adding bricks as soon as we identify new types of attacks.
- Creation date : 2018
- Founder : Yassine Mountacif
- Lieu : Paris
- Effective : 21 people (3 recruiting)