Long ago, at the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), researchers showed how you could recover fingerprints from a picture of a politician’s hand. This idea is back in the news again, this time with Japanese researchers claiming you can do it from a simple selfie picture, where the victim’s fingers are up to nine feet from the camera. Watch today’s video to learn more about the issue, and how realistic it is.
Episode Runtime: 3:02
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMR8hdj4a5E
- Japanese researchers warn of fingerprint theft via selfies – Phys.org
- Past research about recovering fingerprints from photos – Ars Technica
- Snopes rates selfie fingerprint replication as “unproven” – Snopes