January 29, 2015
The papillary ridges of our fingers define us as unrepeatable people in the universe. For this reason, our fingerprints are increasingly used in the field of biometric security: our finger hides a password that is difficult to steal.
Computers and smartphones are already embracing this technology: the iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S5 incorporate fingerprint readers so you are the only one who can unlock your phone. Supposedly, with this system you could sleep peacefully convinced that, if your phone is stolen, the thief will be left ironed when he realizes that he will not be able to access the valuable information that you keep in it.
However, we are sorry to inform you that there is a way to get your fingerprint, and do not think that we are going to talk to you about limb amputation next. A few photographs of our finger can now be used to reproduce every tiny detail of our fingerprint and impersonate us, as security expert Jan Krissler, alias ‘Starburg’, has shown in a conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club, one of the largest hacker communities in Europe.
via Do you use your fingerprint as the phone password? Look how they can steal it from you! – Media Center Spain.
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