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Bruce Schneier offers an easy-to-follow account of how fingerprint authentication can be subverted and how the technology will be used on the new iPhone. Some highlights: “Your fingerprint isn’t a secret; you leave it everywhere you touch” and “Failures will be more common in cold weather, when your shriveled fingers just got out of the shower, and so on.”

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  1. Quite an interesting post! I would have guessed that fingerprints would be pretty secure.

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