Incognia has released a new location-based identity fraud detection module to strengthen mobile fraud prevention for apps in financial services, cryptocurrency, social networks, online gaming, and other industries. The latest solution module from Incognia is Location-based Liveness Spoofing Detection, which prevents fraud at onboarding caused by biometric liveness spoofing.

André Ferraz, founder, and CEO of Incognia commented, “As fraudsters advance their techniques to trick liveness detection tools, there must be a solution on the market that can successfully combat the use of deepfakes at onboarding. We’re excited to expand Incognia’s fraud prevention capabilities even further with our latest solution module, which uses device integrity checks, device watchlists, and emulator detection to prevent liveness detection spoofing caused by deepfakes. With this new module, we’re ensuring that customers across crypto, finserv, online gaming, and more are protected during onboarding with a completely frictionless solution.”

Fraudsters are using forged identities to open online accounts to take advantage of sign-up bonuses and to set up “money mule” accounts for money laundering. Today, the onboarding process for a new user on a mobile app typically consists of taking a selfie and passing a biometric “liveness test.” Fraudsters are now using spoofing techniques to fool the selfie liveness detection algorithms.

Deepfake videos are commonly created by using facial images downloaded from the internet. Deepfakes can be created using free or low-cost software packages and apps, which can fool even award-winning liveness detection tools. The Incognia Location-based Liveness Spoofing Detection solution is intended to prevent both injection and presentation deepfake attacks in real-time, with no additional friction for the mobile user.

Incognia leverages information from the user’s device to detect if there is any emulator or jailbroken devices in use, these devices help fraudsters to spoof legitimate liveness detection apps. The Incognia Location-based Liveness Spoofing Detection solution module goes beyond traditional biometric systems to address the device integrity and the location accurately while determining risk whenever a user submits a biometric verification of liveness. This module works in tandem with the Incognia Location Spoofing Detection and Global Mobile Address Validation modules.

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