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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    mad man, 23 Mar 2011 @ 3:39am

    u all dumb asses ,, what u ar all saying is applicable only when you alone have access to the machine , so what hapends if a security man is there to monitor fools like you? comone say what could be used in any security system

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