Sunday, May 01, 2011

Nikon’s Image authentication system cracked

ElecomSoft, a privately owned company in the heart of Russia (Moscow) has fiddled around with Nikon's Image authentication software and managed to let a forged photo pass for a genuine one.  Nikon originally created their authentication system to inhibit an uneditted image to be manipulated and being sold for original/raw.

Forged photos are nowadays so common for  false political statements, legal evidence & business affairs that can define or totally destroy an individual or company's name and/or carreer. So Nikon thought it invented the perfect software to validate if a photo was taken with their camera and if it was modified in any way.