Researchers say Fingerprint Data Vulnerable in 'Peace' Photos 1 234 567

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Japanese researchers say they have successfully copied fingerprint data from a digital picture of a person flashing a two-fingered "V" or peace sign, raising questions about the potential theft of such information.

"One can use it to assume another identity, such as accessing a smartphone or breaking and entering into a restricted area such as an apartment," Isao Echizen, a professor at Japan's National Institute of Informatics, told Reuters Television.

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