Artificial Fingerprints

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Artificial fingerprints have been created by researchers atNew York University and the Michigan State University that have the potential to unlock devices. Those images could be used to hack into about a third of smartphones.

Expert Comments below:

Ryan Wilk, VP of Customer Success at NuData Security:

“At the end of the day, this will work if you are specifically targeting someone, but will be impossible to scale minimizing the overall risk. While biometrics is a cutting-edge technology, it will have to be used with other identifiers as a piece to the puzzle of authentication. There is no one authentication approach that will be invincible. Only by layeringauthentication technologies like passive biometrics and behavioral analytics with physical biometrics can an organization be secure so that if one identifier fails then another one is automatically leveraged. Identifying customers by their online behavior and combining that with other identifiers allows online companies to recognize the consumer behind any device. This allows customers to do business online unencumbered and allows online companies to cut out impersonators and automated attacks.”

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