Jul 21, 2016

MP scamsters find a way to clone thumbprint, beat biometric test

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Why biometrics will need and form of id to properly perform security checks.

Impersonators in many cases apparently had used synthetic bandages bearing thumb impressions of actual candidates. “Traditionally, fingerprints were used as evidence in court cases and even in high-tech security systems. But revelations by those arrested for impersonation in Bihar are proving to the world of forensic sciences that creating forged, latent fingerprints is relatively easy,” claims Dr Anand Rai, whistle-blower in the MPPEB scam. In the past, Rai had requested STF officials to look into interrogation reports of 140 impersonators arrested by the Bihar police during a constable recruitment exam.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/MP-scamsters-…311540.cms

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