3D-printed 'fake fingerprints' can bypass fingerprint scanners, researchers warn

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Ultrasonic sensors are easiest to fool

It is possible to create 'fake fingerprints' in labs that are able to bypass most fingerprint scanners used in popular devices, including those from Apple, Samsung and Huawei. That's according t...

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