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German Researchers Crack Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner

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April 16, 2014
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German researchers have used a fake fingerprint made from glue to bypass the fingerprint security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone. Video provided by Newsy


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Reuters (Apr. 30, 2013) — Researchers at Australia's CSIRO have developed a hand-held, spring-loaded laser scanner that can produce three-dimensional maps with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Called Zebedee after a French, spring-propelled television puppet of the sixties, the scanner fires laser light, giving surveyors and archaeologists a powerful new tool for discovery.
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Apple Adding Fingerprint Scanner to New iPhone?

Apple Adding Fingerprint Scanner to New iPhone?

Newsy (Aug. 19, 2013) — Rumors are swirling about a fingerprint scanner just weeks before Apple is expected to announce its newest iPhone in September.
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Fingerprint Sensor In Samsung Galaxy S5 'Confirmed'

Fingerprint Sensor In Samsung Galaxy S5 'Confirmed'

Newsy (Feb. 18, 2014) — SamMobile is "confirming" the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 will have a fingerprint sensor, making it the third major manufacturer to add similar tech. Video provided by Newsy
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Biometrics Could Soon Mean No More Passwords

Biometrics Could Soon Mean No More Passwords

AP (Nov. 12, 2013) — Researchers at Purdue University say it's coming soon: Biometrics--identification by human traits--is leading the way forward, making it possible to log in with a simple scan of your iris or fingerprint. (Nov. 12)
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