Hacker claims you can steal fingerprints with only a camera

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One hacker says he has developed a way to copy fingerprints using a common digital camera.

Jan Krissler, a member of Europe’s oldest hacker collective, the Chaos Computer Club, said he accomplished such a feat at the Chaos Computer Conference on Saturday. His demonstration included creating, he claims, a digital copy of a fingerprint of Germany’s federal minister of defense, Ursula von der Leyen, using commercially available software called VeriFinger.

Link: http://www.cnet.com/news/hacker-claims-you-can-steal-fingerprints-with-only-a-camera/

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