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Politician's fingerprint 'cloned from photos' by hacker

Thought this would be of interest considering all the discussion here about security of phone payments. Fingerprints are no longer secure. Guess what you know (PIN) is better than what you have (card and fingerprint).


  • Technology is progressing fast as it is mentioned in the article too. Blood vessel recognition could be a secure way but not practical at the moment for consumers. PIN's are not as good because finger oils leave spots where you input your pin. Best defense is to use a 6 or 8 number pin which phones can do. Increasing the size of the PIN number vastly increases the security of the function.
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