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February 16 2015

Politician 's Fingerprint Cloned From Photos By Hacker

"Jan Krissler, a member of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) hacker network says he replicated the fingerprint of defence minister Ursula von der Leyen using pictures taken with a ""standard photo camera."" Mr Krissler had no physical print from Ms von der Leyen. He told the audience he had obtained a close-up of a photo of Ms von der Leyen's thumb and had also used other pictures taken at different angles during a press event that the minister had spoken at in October. Fingerprint identification is used as a security measure on both Apple and Samsung devices, and was used to identify voters at polling stations in Brazil's presidential election this year, but it is not considered to be particularly secure, experts say."