HOWTO Beat Fingerprint Scanners: With Play-Doh

from the fun-with-fingers dept

While researchers are constantly trying to come up with new biometric security methods, the fingerprint scanner has established itself as a trusted piece of equipment, even making its way onto laptops and mobile phones. But a new study says that 90% of scanners can be fooled by a fingerprint made from Play-Doh. As Engadget points out, that's good news for people worried about losing their fingers to thieves. No word, however, on the effectiveness of Silly Putty.

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    Stephen Pray, 12 Dec 2005 @ 2:11pm

    law enforcement

    Ok, cool. so you think i might fool the highway patrol or the dmv and get a fake id? all i have to do is make the fake digit (umm whos could i use? could i make my own little loops and arches?) and then convince the DPS that rubber finger is really mine.. but i am in texas.. might work...

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