Hackers could steal your fingerprints from "selfie".

 

A computer security expert says that people should be wary of flashing peace signs in selfies – as hackers could steal your fingerprints.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/11/hackers-could-steal-your-finge...
exposing fingers in a selfie could allow hackers to pair fingerprints with your face – a serious security risk

Previously, hackers have shown off how ‘fake’ fingerprints can be used to fool the scanners on some popular brands of smartphones.

CNET reports that Isao Echizen, a professor at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics says he could successfully obtain fingerprints from photos taken up to three feet away.

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Nuvi 2595 LMT When you come to a fork in the road- take it. (Leo)

I suppose

most of us do use social media. I remember emailing my buddy back in 2007 how excited I was when the homecoming queen accepted my friend request, all these years later. Even last year, she, and another really popular girl wished me a happy birthday on FB. Something happened between then and today, and I stopped going on FB. I'm middle-aged btw, why do I need FB?

I can't think of anything more pretentious than taking a pic of oneself, and posting it, like Ivanka Trump did, last Sat., while the whole nation was in turmoil.

Now, I did post myself with a James Beard emmy winning chef, and also two hockey legends last year, so yes, that is pretentious. But at least I was with other people, not by myself. So if people can get your prints, so be it. Maybe they can't get it from your latest selfie, but from one of the other 6 thousand pics you've posted online! And can you imagine, there are probably people out there who are genuinely worried, that they may not be able to post selfies anymore, and bummed out...

James Beard ! Cool.

I thought it was a little strange when they started, but then they come out with gadgets to extend your arm, etc. It's a funny world, only going to get stranger I'm afraid.

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Nuvi 2595 LMT When you come to a fork in the road- take it. (Leo)

Somehow, without an great

Somehow, without an great increase in resolution in camera, not to mention Prime Glass in the lens, would I expect to be worried about someone stealing finger prints from a camera shot...
$.02

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

More worried

about someone stealing my phone. Glad it resets after 10 unsuccessful tries to unlock it.

P.S. Don't take selfies either!

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

Lots of risks in technology ...

This is just one more. For me it ranks very low and it will not be on my list of worries or change my behavior in any way.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

What's Facebook?

Don't look for me there, 'cause I ain't on it! Selfie? That's saved for when you can't get a date...

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

I watched the movie

I watched the movie "Snowden" yesterday, if you really want to know how unsecure cyberland is, watch it.

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& Here's another to watct... about the same time as Snowden

Yeah, I know this is an old link and if you've never taken the time to watch it, your level of awareness might be awakened.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/homefront/

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

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IMO, people are way too obsessed with taking selfies these days and sharing them online with total strangers. It's all about insecurity.

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Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

Total BS

How is this even logical? Does anyone with an ounce of common sense believe this BS. Show me a cell phone camera photo where someone can resolve a person's fingerprints. Are you F'ing serious?

That said, I COULD take a macro, close up shot like from an inch away what would show my fingerprints if I did it just right. But that is not the claim here. Don't spread this disinformation.

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Not sure if true or not but...

avi8tor4fn wrote:

How is this even logical? Does anyone with an ounce of common sense believe this BS. Show me a cell phone camera photo where someone can resolve a person's fingerprints. Are you F'ing serious?

That said, I COULD take a macro, close up shot like from an inch away what would show my fingerprints if I did it just right. But that is not the claim here. Don't spread this disinformation.

This was on our local news a week or so ago, and I live in NYC.
Just a FYI.. Anything is possible these days.. in the news, this guy actually took the finger prints off a photo and use it to "open" up someone phone that was using the fingerprint reader.

So, maybe, maybe not...

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

Vaguely true but...

I always check this sort of thing with snopes.com before buying into it. According to snopes this info was "greatly puffed up" when reported in the US. Read a little more info here and make up your own mind. I'm not even vaguely worried - for a couple of reasons.

1. I don't do social media. POI Factory and Cruise Critic forums are about as close as I get and they are about a zillion miles from "social media".

2. From the info on snopes this is vaguely possible but I just can't see it happening. The original thing seems to have been from 2014 and there hasn't been any sort of epidemic of identity theft from it. It seems that the original deal was mostly about some company saying they could make a substance to use on the fingers so this wasn't possible to do.

Whatever... To me this is just another overblown and bogus "threat" I can ignore.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Innocent ?

It seems that some people start off just seeing if it's a possibility.Then others want to see how far south they can take it.Wouldn't surprise me if the AV boys are at least taking a peak at it.
I won't bother mentioning the one about a guy getting a print off a potato.LOL

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Nuvi 2595 LMT When you come to a fork in the road- take it. (Leo)

probabilities...

The probabilities are you may get hit by a pickpocket than a fingerprint stealing hacker, if the threat worries you wear gloves whenever anyone is taking your picture.

I just invested in aluminum foil stock...

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Fingerprint gloves

wherever I go, they find - - the Shadow

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If only ..

think so huh

As they say anything is possible but I don't think I will be loosing any sleep over this highly unlikely event happening.

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garry

Anybody ever think

If he's got your phone he has your fingerprints? That is unless you wipe it down every time before you put it away.

if your worried about this heres

A simple fix..

Cut off yourfingers before having your picture taken! razz

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

or just...

BarneyBadass wrote:

A simple fix..

Cut off yourfingers before having your picture taken! razz

Use acid on your fingerprints, then you wont have any-No finger too but that is a different issue. You could also put your fingers in hot wax then peel it off when your not worried.. LOL

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Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body - Semper Fidelis"

There are 3 types of users now:

There are those such as this family who use "flip, voice only phones." by choice. There are those who work in professions, like health care, that run by smartphones. And I am convinced there are those you see playing, in public, with their "smartphones" because those phones are infected and don't work at all. Duhhh confused