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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    Kevin Funches, 30 Oct 2009 @ 7:06am

    beqating fingerprint analysis

    Please advise on where I Can obtain the ingredients for making my fingerprints not readable. Are there stores that sell fake fingerprints, if so where?

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