Sunday, 28 December 2014

German Defense Minister von der Leyen's fingerprint copied by Hacker

A hacker by the German Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has managed to get a fingerprint of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, with no physical objects were used Von der Leyen had touched.

Recent years has been shown several times that fingerprints are easy to steal objects that are touched by a person, such as a glass or a smartphone. During the CCC hacker conference in Hamburg showed hacker "Starbug" yesterday to see how with just a regular camera, the fingerprint of the defense minister was able to capture. The print could be used for biometric authentication.

 "After this presentation, politicians if they publicly speak probably wear gloves," Starbug let know . The hacker demonstrated during his presentation also different ways to bypass fingerprint systems. In 2013, he already knew the biometric security of Apple's TouchID defeat .

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