These days people rely on phone’s fingerprint-based authentication system to keep everything in their phone safe. It turns out, if you use your fingerprint to get into your phone, it may not be as safe as you think. Researchers out of New York University and Michigan State University believe that fingerprints can be faked. Using computer simulations, the researchers digitally composed artificial “MasterPrints,” which they say were able to match real prints used by phones 65% of the time... It’s true that actual fingerprints aren’t easy to duplicate but scanners on phones don’t need a complete fingerprint since the phone stores eight to ten images of a print, that could make it easier to match. Maybe it's time to update your phone's security settings.
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