“Master” Fingerprints Can Unlock Almost Any Phone, Bypassing Fingerprint Security in Seconds
- Russel Davis for News Target May 2nd, 2017
- Source: http://newstarget.com/2017-05-02-master-fingerprints-can-unlock-almost-any-phone-bypassing-fingerprint-security-in-seconds.html
Fingerprint sensors may not be as safe as they are touted to be, a recent study revealed. A team of researchers at New York University and Michigan State University noted that smartphones can be easily unlocked and manipulated using fake fingerprints that were digitally developed to contain various features of an authentic human finger print.
According to the research team, 60 to 65 percent of all human fingerprints contain a loop pattern. The experts also said that 30 to 35 percent of human fingerprints have a whorl pattern and around five percent have an arch pattern.