Gummi bears can also fool fingerprint scanners

Tuesday, 6 June 2006, 10:20 AM EST

A Japanese cryptographer named Tsutomu Matsumoto has found that Gummi Bears make an even better fake fingerprint, and are the cornerstone of a do it yourself fake fingerprint lab that require bears, a digital camera, and a PC. According to Mastsumoto, the gelatin used to make Gummi bears can be poured into a mold to make a finger, and this fake finger was able to fool scanners 4 out of five times.

At RealTechNews.

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