Researchers beat fingerprint authentication with 3D printing scheme


Arielle Waldman

Fingerprint authentication is generally effective for the average user, but not when it comes to more high-profile users or devices containing sensitive data, according to new research by Cisco Talos. In a blog post published on April 8, titled "Fingerprint cloning: myth or reality?", Cisco Talos researcher Paul Rascagneres and technical lead and security researcher Vitor Ventura concluded that "phone and computer fingerprint scanners can be defeated with 3-D printing." The duo collected actual ...

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