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Fingerprint identification and its security implications

Today I decided to talk about security, just because it's one of the subjects I really enjoy. I hope you'll find this informative. In recent days, there's a lot of noise on the interwebs about fingerprint security and how it can be easily compromised. Recent examples can be found here, here and here. It all started when Apple made fingerprint authentication a commodity with the introduction of Touch ID on iPhone 5. Subsequently, other phone manufacturers followed and today there are many high-end devices with a fingerprint scanner. Security researchers expect that by 2019 over 50% of smartphones will have …[read more]