TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-22: Unlocking iPhones with 3D Printed Fingers, Uber-waterproof iPhone 7

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Scientists are working with the FBI to 3D print fingers so they can unlock smartphones. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the potential privacy and security issues related to 3D printing copies of our fingers. They share their thoughts on a report claiming the iPhone 7 will sport pro-grade waterproofing.

TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-22: Unlocking iPhones with 3D Printed Fingers, Uber-waterproof iPhone 7

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Scientists are working with the FBI to 3D print fingers so they can unlock smartphones. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk...

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  1. CudaBoy

    Why 3D printing? Simple thermo printing like a business card will raise the ridges of any scanned finger print – has anyone tried that to subvert FP ID? Or a simple photo-etch of a picture of a fingerprint cost about $2 in parts – has anyone tried that? Seems to me 3D printing is overkill for wimpy fingerprints. The resolution of photo-etch is virtually endless whereas the resolution of 3D printers is fixed.

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