Can the Zoom Cat filter open up a portal for deepfakes?



Since the start of the pandemic, digitals tools have allowed us to continue to function as a society – albeit with a few changes here and there. Thanks to these tools, we’ve been able to continue working, shop for groceries, attend virtual GP appointments via video conferencing and even attend digital court hearings.

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René Hendrikse, MD EMEA & LatAM at Mitek.

However, the move to digital has not been without its challenges. The recent viral video of a ‘cat’ passing ‘judgement’ via a Zoom call – when a judge attempted to use his assistant’s computer during a virtual hearing – highlights this. While the trending video brought joy to many, it also calls into attention, the question of whether our digital interactions are as secure as they seem.



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