How to fool a fingerprint sensor

Electronic Products

Fingerprint recognition systems are one of the mostly widely used biometrics, found on devices such as cellphones and laptops. Like any non-biometric systems, though, fingerprint sensors come with vulnerabilities. That leaves many opportunities for fooling the fingerprint sensor into false recognition....A better solution, then, would be to develop new technologies that would detect hacker attacks against any type of fingerprint sensors. According to Chris Boehnen, senior program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Activity (IARPA), the Odin program that is set up to start in early March 2017 aims to develop just such technologies.