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Smartphone sensors pose a serious security risk

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Apr
2017
Smartphone sensors pose a serious security risk

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As more people look for ways to protect their smartphones from hackers and criminals, we look for additional means beyond typing in a PIN. A popular method now is fingerprint analysis, where users can place a finger on their phone to unlock it or to make a purchase. And as crime shows and police officers have told us for decades, every fingerprint is completely unique and is an absolutely certain method to identify different people.

However, researchers with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering announced via a press release on Tuesday that they have essentially created a fingerprint called a MasterPrint which can match “between 26 and 65 percent” of users’ fingerprints.

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