Identity is a fingerprint substitute that acts similarly to a band-aid for fingerprints. Contrary to the biological fingerprints you already have, Identity strips are fully replaceable and disposable. Identity allows you to have a new fingerprint everyday, either as a replacement for stolen fingerprints or to prevent future theft. Each strip is unique, and they are even harder to copy than real fingerprints.
Fingerprint scanners in today's phones are capacitive—the ridges on a finger help complete the circuit of the scanners to unlock the device. To mimic a fingerprint, the surface of the 3D prints are coated with a thin metallic layer to make them conductive like normal human fingers.
Identity posesinteresting insights on user privacy and how efficient fingerprints are in keeping devices secure. The current belief is that fingerprint scanners are less secure than passkey or pattern unlocking systems.Even though fooling a fingerprint scanner might be out of reach for most people, experts have demonstrated how easy it is to dust off someone's fingerprint from a surface and then use it to unlock a user's device.
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