Exploring Frequency Adversarial Attacks for Face Forgery Detection

Shuai Jia, Chao Ma, Taiping Yao, Bangjie Yin, Shouhong Ding, Xiaokang Yang; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2022, pp. 4103-4112


Various facial manipulation techniques have drawn serious public concerns in morality, security, and privacy. Although existing face forgery classifiers achieve promising performance on detecting fake images, these methods are vulnerable to adversarial examples with injected imperceptible perturbations on the pixels. Meanwhile, many face forgery detectors always utilize the frequency diversity between real and fake faces as a crucial clue. In this paper, instead of injecting adversarial perturbations into the spatial domain, we propose a frequency adversarial attack method against face forgery detectors. Concretely, we apply discrete cosine transform (DCT) on the input images and introduce a fusion module to capture the salient region of adversary in the frequency domain. Compared with existing adversarial attacks (e.g. FGSM, PGD) in the spatial domain, our method is more imperceptible to human observers and does not degrade the visual quality of the original images. Moreover, inspired by the idea of meta-learning, we also propose a hybrid adversarial attack that performs attacks in both the spatial and frequency domains. Extensive experiments indicate that the proposed method fools not only the spatial-based detectors but also the state-of-the-art frequency-based detectors effectively. In addition, the proposed frequency attack enhances the transferability across face forgery detectors as black-box attacks.

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@InProceedings{Jia_2022_CVPR, author = {Jia, Shuai and Ma, Chao and Yao, Taiping and Yin, Bangjie and Ding, Shouhong and Yang, Xiaokang}, title = {Exploring Frequency Adversarial Attacks for Face Forgery Detection}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)}, month = {June}, year = {2022}, pages = {4103-4112} }