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Turkey airport launches fingerprint scan to check travelers


ISTANBUL:  The Biometric Automatic Passage System, which allows travelers to get in and out of Turkey by simply scanning their fingerprints at the airport, was launched at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport. Fingerprint scanners already in use in other countries aim to cut long passport check lines and prevent the use of forged passports. After a trial run at Atatürk Airport, authorities ... Read More »

Hacker dodges fingerprint authentication software by coping someone’s signatures


BELGIUM: Forget having to hoist smudges from a touchscreen to facsimile someone’s fingerprint. According to a Chaos Computer Club presentation, you only need a camera well, that and a little fortuity. As you might already suspect, this isn’t a surefire way of apprehending prints. It only works so long as you have access to high-quality snapshots of someone’s digits. The ... Read More »

iPhone 6, 6 Plus most vulnerable: Hacker can steal fingerprints using digital camera


LONDON: The hackers can crack biometric system just using a camera, revealed a hacker, who developed a way to copy fingerprints using a common digital camera. Jan Krissler, a member of Europe’s oldest hacker collective, the Chaos Computer Club, said he accomplished such a feat at the Chaos Computer Conference. His demonstration included creating, he claims, a digital copy of ... Read More »