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Colour processing in adversarial attacks on face liveness systems.

Abduh, Latifah and Ivrissimtzis, Ioannis (2019) 'Colour processing in adversarial attacks on face liveness systems.', in Proceedings of Computer Graphics and Visual Computing 2019 (CGVC). , pp. 149-152.


In the context of face recognition systems, liveness test is a binary classification task aiming at distinguishing between input images that come from real people’s faces and input images that come from photos or videos of those faces, and presented to the system’s camera by an attacker. In this paper, we train the state-of-the-art, general purpose deep neural network ResNet for liveness testing, and measure the effect on its performance of adversarial attacks based on the manipulation of the saturation component of the imposter images. Our findings suggest that higher saturation values in the imposter images lead to a decrease in the network’s performance. Next, we study the relationship between the proposed adversarial attacks and corresponding direct presentation attacks. Initial results on a small dataset of processed images which are then printed on paper or displayed on an LCD or a mobile phone screen, show that higher saturation values lead to higher values in the network’s loss function, indicating that these colour manipulation techniques can indeed be converted into enhanced presentation attacks.

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Publisher statement:This is the accepted version of the following article: Abduh, Latifah & Ivrissimtzis, Ioannis (2019), Colour Processing in Adversarial Attacks on Face Liveness Systems, in Vidal, Franck P., Tam, Gary K. L. & Roberts, Jonathan C. eds, Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC). Bangor, UK, The Eurographics Association, 149-152 which has been published in final form at
Date accepted:22 July 2019
Date deposited:16 September 2019
Date of first online publication:2019
Date first made open access:03 December 2020

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