Be careful, selfie with two fingers caused pose great risks. Illustration
TOKYO - There are interesting things of poses two fingers are often seen in the wider community. According to a team of researchers at Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) warned of the danger of theft prints of pictures with two fingers or finger poses that form the symbol of peace.
Fingerprint recognition technology is currently sold freely to verify identity, such as when turning to the smart phone, tablet or laptop computer. The spread of mobile devices with high-quality cameras and social media sites where photos can be easily uploaded, increasing the risk of leaking personal information.
The researchers were able to copy fingerprints NII based on photos taken with a digital camera as far as three meters away from the subject. "Only by showing the 'peace' current photographs, fingerprints very easily spread," said Isao Echizen NII researchers reported by Mashable page. Described by her, the fingerprint data can be regenerated if the fingerprints are clearly visible with a good focus and exposure.
He added that advanced technology is not required for the identity theft and anyone can do it. NII said they developed a transparent film containing titanium oxide that can be embedded in the fingers to hide the prints. But the technology was not readily available at least two years from now.