Researchers Develop Artificial Fingerprints for Hacking Smartphones

Researchers at New York University and the Michigan State University recently revealed that they were able to developed artificial fingerprints using machine learning which can be used to unlock a variety of fingerprint-locked devices.

The researchers said that most devices such as phones don’t actually capture entire fingerprints. Rather, only a set of partial prints are kept on the device and only one needs to match when the user unlocks his device.   

The team said that their “DeepMasterPrints” can act as a kind of master key which can unlock around one in three fingerprint-locked devices, which is still a considerably large number.

Source: CNBC

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