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Hacker fakes German minister's fingerprints using photos of her hands | Technology | Th... - 0 views

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    "It's an old cliché of security researchers: fingerprints might appear more secure than passwords. But if your password gets stolen, you can change it to a new one; what happens when your fingerprint gets copied?"
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6 Reasons Why Biometrics Are NOT the Way of the Future - 0 views

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    "While biometrics may not be the long term alternative to passwords, they are safer to use. Rather than seeing them as separate methods to identify that you are who you say you are, they should instead be viewed as complementary methods that can be used together to verify an individual."
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The end of passwords: biometrics are coming but do risks outweigh benefits? | Technolog... - 0 views

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    "She recounts the moment when her 13-year-old son Jacob - now 16 - was sent to isolation for refusing to register his fingerprint to use the school canteen.

    "I went to school and said that I didn't give my consent. As a parent I want to be clear that the decisions I make that affect my children are in their best interests."
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Chaos Computer Club claims it can reproduce fingerprints from people's public photos | ... - 0 views

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    "Chaos Computer Club, Europe's largest association of hackers, claims it can reproduce your fingerprints from a couple of photos that show your fingers. At the 31st annual Chaos Computer Club convention in Hamburg, Germany, Jan Krissler, also known by his alias "Starbug," explained how he copied the thumbprint of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen"
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10 things you need to know about biometrics technology | Technology | The Observer - 0 views

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    "Schools in the UK have experimented with fingerprinting pupils then using that data for tasks including library books and lunch payments.

    However, the European Commission has questioned the practice, including whether schools can make it compulsory and whether parents can challenge it in court."
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Forget fingerprints - banks are starting to use vein patterns for ATMs | Money | thegua... - 0 views

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    "Poland has become the first country in Europe to introduce a network of "finger vein ID" cash machines, with 2,000 of the new ATMs opening in bank branches and supermarkets across the country this year, backed by a marketing campaign that promises "cash within your finger"."
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Your Body Odor Could Be Your New ID Card - 0 views

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    "Facial recognition, fingerprints and iris scans could soon take a back seat to the newest biometric identification method on the block: body odor. Researchers at Spain's Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, in collaboration with tech firm IIia Sistemas SL, are developing a system that can verify people by their scent signatures."
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Chaos Computer Club claims it can unlock Iphones with fake fingers/cloned fingerprints ... - 0 views

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    ""As we have said now for more than years, fingerprints should not be used to secure anything. You leave them everywhere, and it is far too easy to make fake fingers out of lifted prints."
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Brazil and India Lead the Way in Everyday Use of Biometrics | Singularity Hub - 0 views

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    "For now, the cost and difficulty of stealing fingerprints or maps of palm veins in any usable format keep most fraudsters away. But as biometrics serve as a guardhouse for more money and other valuables, the systems will become more appealing targets. That means that research into anti-spoofing safeguards will be a critically important factor in the mainstream adoption of biometric systems, according to Ross."
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Already in Use in Canada and India, Iris Scans Get Thumbs-Up in U.S. Government Study |... - 0 views

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    "But which parts of an individual's anatomy are truly unchangeable, even as he or she ages and potentially undergoes plastic surgery?"
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BBC News - 'Fake fingerprint' Chinese woman fools Japan controls - 0 views

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