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You Can Unlock Fingerprint-Protected Phones with a Regular Inkjet PrinterTwo researchers have come up with a new method of hacking smartphones that use fingerprint biometrics to protect and lock the user's data.
Kai Cao and Anil K. Jain from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University have devised a simpler and faster method of spoofing fingerprints, which can be carried out in 15 minutes or less.
The two are saying that their attack is much more efficient than the one that Germany's Chaos Computer Club (C3) came up with when the iPhone 5S was launched, which involves a 2.5D printed gummy finger made from the author's fingerprint.
The attacker's entire gear can cost less than $500