Striking a peace sign in selfies could lead to fingerprint data theft, researchers warn

Could flashing the “peace” sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen?
Research by a team at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) says so, raising alarm bells over the popular two-fingered pose.
Fingerprint recognition technology is becoming widely available to verify identities, such as when logging on to smartphones, tablets and laptop computers.
Fingerprint data can be recreated if fingerprints are in focus with strong lighting in a picture
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