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Researchers Use Digitally Created Fingerprints to Unlock Smartphones

11th May 2017  By Catalin Cimpanu

 

                                                   Smartphone fingerprint

 

A team of researchers from the Tandon School of Engineering at the New York University has created a method of generating fake digital fingerprints capable of unlocking random smartphones.

 

According to the research team, their method works with an accuracy of 26% to 65% of all tested phones, assuming a maximum number of five attempts per authentication, the standard that most phone-based fingerprint authentication systems give their users.

 

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