Bypassing biometrics using fingerprint – just a photo away

Nitish ChandanCyber Security

Bypassing Biometrics using fingerprint

Here it is, They claimed to have broken the Apple touch ID back in 2013 and now Chaos Computer Club (CCC) comes back with another video upload on youtube. This is just using pictures of the fingerprint that one can reproduce the fingerprint for bypassing biometrics. It is not fiction, now one can just with the help of pictures do this. They have showed in some movies and TV Shows cracking through a biometric or recording a fingerprint onto a tape like material. Well, that doesn’t really happen. This technique of fingerprint recreation is amazing.

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For the hackers’ community, can we say this is paradise? Well, that is a question. This might be a thing in the other parts of the world but as far as India is concerned it is still getting to that level of usage of biometrics for authentication. The world has reached to connecting biometrics and bank accounts whereas India still uses no authentication Maestro cards. This is a sad state of affairs, nonetheless, embedded is a video of the CCC where they demonstrate how they were able to reconstruct a fingerprint.

The findings were revealed at a conference by a European hacker association, Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

The CCC is well-known for some of the scary stunts it pulls and this time is no exception – they managed to reconstruct what they say is German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen’s fingerprint. What they managed to create, they claimed, would be able to fool standard biometric security software.All you need, the group said, is a standard camera and the VeriFinger fingerprint recognition software. Things to note for leaders in the future: gloves just might be an essential accessory, at least if you don’t want to compromise national security. Perhaps in future, news agencies might even be banned from taking pictures where fingerprints can be clearly reproduced.