AI FAKE FINGERPRINT CAN FOOL BIOMETRIC ID SCANNER
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AI Researchers used a neural network to create fake fingerprint. Five researcher, led by Philip Bontrager of New York University engineering school, developed an AI tool called “DeepMasterPrints.”
The research was presented at a bio-metrics conference in Los Angeles in October. and the report was published last month, which explain the how the fake prints they generated could replicate more than one in five real fingerprints in a bio-metric identification system.
The motive of their research is that many fingerprint scanners only read a portion of a print, and some different fingertip portion have more common than others.
“A similar setup to ours could be used for nefarious purposes, but it would likely not have the success rate we reported unless they optimized it for a smartphone system,” Bontrager. “This would take a lot of work to try and reverse engineer a system like that.”