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The Art of Stealing Fingerprints

FingerPrint Theft

Wouldn’t you love to be able to sign into your personal accounts with a simple swipe of your finger? Well now you can. Fingerprint powered USB sticks, Car locks and passwords will be seen in all major shops within 2009.

So what’s the problem? People worry about the security. Once some one has stolen your fingerprint you can’t replace it like you can a credit card, although this kindtheft is difficult to do. In the extreme scenario there has been a news report of a criminal chopping off a car owners finger to gain entry to his expensive car! So good or not? Its up for you to decide.

More info
here.

-Robert Bromley

Thank you to piddaz for photo (top right: fingerprint) published on Flickr under Creative Commons licence, some rights reserved.

Thank you to Crys for photo (bottom right: fingerprint reader being used) published on Flickr under Creative Commons licence, some rights reserved.

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