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Fooling Fingerprint Scanners

I know that fingerprints are not exactly foolproof methods of authentication because they are fairly easy to spoof. This video shows an example of how this can be done in order to fool the fingerprint scanner on many laptop computers.


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Bottom line, folks: if you want to be safe, you need to rely on more than one factor of authentication.

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