Talk about a false sense of security. Researchers have been able to successfully create working master fingerprints that could unlock a majority of modern smartphones today.
Known as DeepMasterPrints, these artificially generated fingerprints are similar to the master key for a building. Although the researchers were not the first to consider creating master fingerprints, they were the first to use a machine learning algorithm to create working master prints.
Faking one’s fingerprints and other biometric features seems like something taken from an action thriller spy film or series like Mission Impossible, but being able to create an AI that "learns" how to generate fake biometrics is now becoming a scary reality.
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