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Why fingerprints shouldn’t be used for security

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by on September 23, 2013 8:59 am
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Are biometrics a valid way to perform authentication? One response is that the use of biometric information for security is dubious at best because once your biometric data has been compromised you can’t change it, ever!

Chaos Computer Club trciks Apple TouchID

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a group of European hackers who have a history of demonstrating the weaknesses in various computer systems since the 1980′s, has successfully tricked the fingerprint reader on the iPhone 5S using a photograph of a fingerprint taken off glass!