Pixelation and Blurring Techniques For Anonymity No Longer work.

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Safeguarding information is day by day becoming a daunting task and with every technological advancement, there is always an issue accompanying it that needs a remedial measure.

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For people having the mediocre technological knowledge, It’s a common practice to blur or pixelate sensitive information like account numbers or images, and it was the common practice of protecting identities on TV for the past few decades, But our info might not be as secure as we think.

Technological exposure and advancements have always made classical ways to change or face annihilation and its true for this technique too, it takes some work, but there are ways to uncover that sensitive text.




Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Cornell Tech trained a piece of software to see beyond content-making techniques and uncover what was meant to be hidden. According to the researchers, extensive methods for training this artificial intelligence were not even necessary.

As Simple deconvolution can easily reverse the blurring of an image, code or number hidden by means of it.So next time you blur your account details or an image be cautious that this method of anonymity has been compromised and you need to be cautious about using it.

If you are further interested in checking out the step by step example of these reversal methods consider visiting Evil Week series at Lifehacker.

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Sources/references

  • Deconvolution
  • Step by step guide
  • Evil Week
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