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MSU’s Jain Creates ‘Spoof’ Finger to Test Security

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Do you know how safe it is to use your finger as a security login? And have you wondered how your cell phone knows if your finger is…

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Can Mobile Phones be Secured with a Fingerprint?

Friday, May 12, 2017
Arun Ross

No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers from New York University and Michigan State University have found that partial similarities between prints are common…

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MSU’s 3-D ‘Hand’ Tests Fingerprint Scanners

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Creating a 3-D replica of someone’s hand complete with all five fingerprints and breaking into a secure vault sounds like a plot from a James Bond movie. But…

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Children’s Fingerprints Could Track Medical Histories, Save Lives

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Every day 353,000 children are born around the world, a majority of them in developing countries where there is a lack of proper record keeping, resulting in a…

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Accessing a Murder Victim’s Smartphone to Help Solve a Crime

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Last month, when the Michigan State University Police Department approached Professor Anil Jain to see if he could access a fingerprint-locked deceased man’s smartphone to aid in a…

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Fingerprints Remain Accurate Over Time

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers,…

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