Careful, Your Fun Peace Sign Selfie may Lead to Identity Theft

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The fingerprint sensor on your phone is the key to revealing all the private information stored on the device, and it does a good job of keeping it secure. However, if a thief were to get hold of your fingerprint and your phone, it wouldn’t provide much protection anymore. Think that’s unlikely? The National Institute of Informatics in Japan has warned that photos posted online in which the “peace sign” is flashed, may be all that’s need to hack the system.

Professor Isao Echizen says smartphone camera technology is now so great, and the images taken so full of detail, fingerprints can be copied simply by showing your fingertips to the camera. It’s not just super close-ups that are the problem, as his experiments showed data could be grabbed from photos taken up to three meters away. Unless you’re very bizarrely shaped, or have a particularly long selfie stick, that…

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One Response to Careful, Your Fun Peace Sign Selfie may Lead to Identity Theft

  1. Kenneth T. says:

    Haha – suckers, I use my big toe.
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    Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have said that.

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