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Sunday December 28, 2014

Chaos Hackers: We Can Reproduce Fingerprints from Photos

Well, so much for biometrics identification, touch readers and crime scene investigations. The Chaos Computer Club announced at their 31st annual convention that the group could now take an ordinary camera photo showing the person’s fingertips and reproduce the fingerprint for their own uses. Chalk another one up for the further erosion of personal information privacy. frown

As VentureBeat points out, this doesn't completely denounce biometrics as a reliable form of security, but it does show a pretty big hole that can be exploited and really only stresses that fingerprint security, Touch ID or otherwise, should only be one layer to your secure digital life.