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Security Design Rule #1

The person you are trying to stop is smarter than you.  Corollary: yes, even if they’re not yet old enough to smoke.

Long story short: age-verification cameras on cigarette machines in Japan can be fooled by showing the camera a picture of an older person.   Seriously, did no one on the design team for that camera think “huh, let’s show it a PICTURE of an old person and see what it does . . .”?

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