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11 Reasons Fingerprints Just Won't Cut It Anymore

"It's a match!" Although way better than your numerical passwords, fingerprints have their faults. So if you really want security, get 1U — the system that combines liveness and multiple biometrics to give maximum security.

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1. First of all, let's put it out there: It's possible for you to have the same fingerprints as someone else.


Some scientists suggest it's possible that similar fingerprints can appear within families. And in a world where The Parent Trap happened twice, anything's possible.

3. With that said, expert spoofers can design fake fingerprints with ease.

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Spoofing can happen at even the highest levels of government. In 2008, as a means of disproving the reliability of prints, German hackers published what they claimed to be the minister of the interior's print.

7. But never fear! There will always be a criminal on deck ready to steal those fingerprints.


Worst of all, many courts require fingerprints to identify all criminal history. If a stack of prints goes missing, so does a bunch of other information.

9. And just like within any field of research, experts can often see different things between the cracks.

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Examiners can often come to different conclusions — a problem that proves cognitive bias can exist anywhere.

Since fingerprints aren't enough, use 1U's biometric liveness authentication system for real security.