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Inc.: Warning: Sharing Selfies May Let Hackers Copy Your Fingerprints

Inc.: Warning: Sharing Selfies May Let Hackers Copy Your Fingerprints

Showing your fingers in peace signs or the like in photos posted online – like in the image right above this sentence – could lead to hackers stealing your fingerprints.

Japanese researchers from Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) made the claim in an article paper published on Monday, but, in fact, the general problem has been known for several years, with a hacker copying a German minister’s prints from a high resolution photos of her, including one publicly available from a government press office, back in 2014.

To learn more please see my article in Inc. magazine, online at: Warning: Sharing Selfies May Let Hackers Copy Your Fingerprints

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