- Thus, the country bypassed the regional blocking
- The service costs only about $30
- Worldcoin is aware of the problem and has already taken certain steps to solve it.
- In particular, the company changed the user registration mechanism
The Worldcoin project has not even been released yet, but has already fallen into the epicenter of the scandal. Hacking potentially the “most reliable” biometric verification system turned out to be as easy as shelling pears – just buy someone else’s retinal scan.
Previously, we have already talked in detail about Worldcoin. The project is co-founded by Sam Altman of OpenAI. In mid-March, the company introduced World ID, a biometric user verification system.
The organization plans to release its own token later this year. A retinal scanner, two-factor authentication, a branded wallet, and a global cryptocurrency are designed to create an unparalleled payment system.
But it’s not as reliable as it seems. In China, where the Worldcoin application is not yet available, they have found a way to bypass the block. Local users buy retinal scans from people in Africa for $30 each.
About it informed Block Beats Asia portal. Later, the information was confirmed in Worldcoin, noting that we are talking about “only” a couple of hundred cases.
Allegedly, the company constantly monitors the security situation and monitors such precedents. The organization also slightly changed the registration mechanism by introducing QR codes.
But it is already clear that these measures are not enough. There are quite a few “holes” in the system, and this provides scope for fraudulent activities.