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When Masterprint Unlocks Them All

Fingerprints are used everywhere to unlock and authenticate, but researchers are developing master prints to override them.

We put a lot of trust in fingerprints. They are used to identify passengers at airports, access spaces and mark one's attendance, and unlock smartphones and laptops many times a day. However, they are more vulnerable than we think.

A year ago, a study carried out by a group of US based researchers and published by the IEEE looked

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