Aussie Kids Foil Finger Scanner With Gummi Bears
mask.of.sanity writes “An Australian high school has installed “secure” fingerprint scanners for roll call for senior students, which savvy kids may be able to circumvent with sweets from their lunch box. The system replaces the school’s traditional sign-in system with biometric readers that require senior students to have their fingerprints read to verify attendance.
The school principal says the system is better than swipe cards because it stops truant kids getting their mates to sign-in for them. But using the Gummi Bear attack, students can make replicas of their own fingerprints from gelatine, the ingredient in Gummi Bears, to forge a replica finger. The attack worked against a bunch of scanners that detect electrical charges within the human body, since gelatine has virtually the same capacitance as a finger’s skin.”
- Chaos Computer Club Claims It Can Reproduce Fingerprints From People’s Photos
- UK Students Protest Biometric Scanner Move
- Ask Slashdot: Keyboard Layout To Reduce Right Pinky/Ring Finger Usage?
- Kids Who Skip School Get Tracked By GPS
- Internet Buys Bus Monitor A Vacation After She’s Viciously Abused By Kids