The Problems Associated with Finger Print Security

The Problems Associated with Finger Print Security

There’s a lot of hype surrounding fingerprint security systems. Today you’ll find fingerprint technology on touchscreen devices like mobiles and tablets, as well as access control systems and safes.

There are some problems associated with this form of security though. Fingerprints can be obtained from mugs, bar glasses, screens, books and well… almost anything. So it is possible for someone to steal your fingerprint and make a fake finger to get access to your belongings.

Another problem is that it is technically possible for two human beings to have the same fingerprints. Okay it would be pretty rare, no doubt, but it is possible, and that has to be a concern. Some fingerprint sensors can actually be tricked too, and come researchers managed to hack a fingerprint sensor using tracing paper and a printout of the fingerprint. The technology is obviously improving and fingerprint security could be the way forward, but you should always have your wits about you.