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Hacker Clones German Defense Minister’s Fingerprint Using Just her Photos

Hackers have already bypassed Apple’s fingerprint scanner using fake fingerprints, and now they have found a way to reproduce your fingerprints by using just a couple of photos of your fingers.

 

Special Fingerprint sensors have already been used by Apple and Samsung in their smartphones for authentication purposes and in near future fingerprints sensors are believed to be the part of plenty of other locked devices that can be unlocked using fingerprints, just to add an extra layer of authentication. But, How secure are your fingerprints?

A member of Europe’s oldest hacker collective, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), claimed to have cloned a fingerprint of a Germany’s federal minister of defense, Ursula von der Leyen, using pictures taken with a”standard photo camera” at a news conference.

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