Personal Tech: Rethinking That Fingerprint Sensor on Your Phone

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Nasir Memon, a professor of computer science and engineering at New York University, said his research into master fingerprints suggested that the security on iPhones and Android phones could be easily cracked.

Nasir Memon, a professor of computer science and engineering at New York University, said his research into master fingerprints suggested that the security on iPhones and Android phones could be easily cracked. Roger Kisby for The New York Times
By VINDU GOEL
New research suggests that the fingerprint security features on iPhones and Android devices can be easily fooled by so-called MasterPrint fakes.
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