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- PublicationDeepfakes Signatures Detection in the Handcrafted Features Space(2023)In the Handwritten Signature Verification (HSV) literature, several synthetic databases have been developed for data-augmentation purposes, where new specimens and new identities were generated using bio-inspired algorithms, neuromotor synthesizers, Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) as well as several deep learning methods. These synthetic databases contain synthetic genuine and forgeries specimens which are used to train and build signature verification systems. Researches on generative data assume that synthetic data are as close as possible to real data, this is why, they are either used for training systems when used for data augmentation tasks or are used to fake systems as synthetic attacks. It is worth, however, to point out the existence of a relationship between the handwritten signature authenticity and human behavior and brain. Indeed, a genuine signature is characterised by specific features that are related to the owner’s personality. The fact which makes signature verification and authentication achievable. Handcrafted features had demonstrated a high capacity to capture personal traits for authenticating real static signatures. We, therefore, Propose in this paper, a handcrafted feature based Writer-Independent (WI) signature verification system to detect synthetic writers and signatures through handcrafted features. We also aim to assess how realistic are synthetic signatures as well as their impact on HSV system’s performances. Obtained results using 4000 synthetic writers of GPDS synthetic database show that the proposed handcrafted features have considerable ability to detect synthetic signatures vs. two widely used real individuals signatures databases, namely CEDAR and GPDS-300, which reach 98.67% and 94.05% of successful synthetic detection rates respectively.