We now live in a time where video surveillance is king. After all, photos are always at risk of being manipulated by even an amateur Photoshop user, but videos are a lot harder to tamper with in an effective manner. There are more and more tools that are capable of both audio and video manipulation to the degree that could create a future of more fake news while also putting surveillance and security at more or a risk. There are some ways for us to challenge these risks as security personnel, so let us take a look at how video surveillance is changing. Read on to learn more!
Video Manipulation in Real-Time
There is some software developed that is capable of real-time video manipulation. For example, subjects can capture faces and then add whichever subtle movements their faces make morphed onto the face of someone in a different video. This alone can lead to somebody taking the face of a high-ranking politician or business leader to say things that they never actually said. There’s also editing software available that can be used to alter a person’s voice to make it sound like a different person altogether. This is dangerous when paired up with video manipulation technology and a reason why security companies need to have a politician in case their software or technology is ever under attack.
Why Is This Worrisome for Video Surveillance?
Changes in technology like this are serious concerns to the security world. When it comes to being able to alter a video, it might render biometric systems that will utilize voice recognition totally compromised. Video manipulation presents similar roadblocks. If we are able to take on the face of others in real-time surveillance videos, it might have some seriously dangerous implications for facial recognition technology and video surveillance with transportation as well.
Fighting the Security Threats
Thankfully, technology has not advanced to be a serious worry yet. As of right now, video surveillance experts can authenticate video based on shadows and lighting in videos, along with whether elements in frames are of the proper size or if audio is synced correctly. While doctored content might not be able to pass the eyes of an average expert though, it might spread virally in the public to horrible results. Lastly, as we head in this direction, we have to create a much-needed emphasis on digital watermarking so we can then authenticate audio and video as being reliable means of security and surveillance.
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