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New research suggests that smartphones can be easily fooled by fake fingerprints that have been digitally composed.

Source: New York Times

Date: April 25th, 2017

Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2017/04/11/smartphone-fingerprint-sensors-may-not-be-as-secure-as-you-think.html

Discussion

1) Biometrics has been touted as a very secure way to ensure the security of technology.  What could we do better now that we know fingerprints are so easily falsifiable?

2) Why do you think “the researchers did not test their approach with real phones”?

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