Jul 24, 2021

How Deepfakes Are Powering a New Type of Cyber Crime

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Making deepfakes is getting easier, and they’re more convincing than ever. Cybercriminals are using video and audio deepfakes to extort money from victims by adding a credible “fake authenticity” to their scams.

Ever since the first person said “the camera never lies,” there have been people out to prove otherwise. Creative photographers in the late 19th century used simple tricks to create faked images.

The “person in a bottle” gag enjoyed its moment of popularity. Take a photograph of yourself in a suitable pose. Develop and print the photograph at the appropriate size. Cut out your image, pop it into a glass bottle, and take another photograph of yourself holding the bottle. Hey presto, you have an image of yourself holding a bottle containing a miniature version of yourself.

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