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Making 'V' sign when taking photos could lead to fingerprint theft [Copy link] 中文

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The many people who habitually make a "V" sign when posing for photographs may need to be more cautious in the future. According to a recent study by a Japanese research institute, it's possible for fingerprints to be stolen with information no more sensitive than a high-definition "V" sign photo.

A number of fingerprint identification experts told Beijing News that retrieving fingerprints from high-resolution photos is technically feasible. However, the risk of this happening is not so high.

According to Yin Desen, a researcher for the Ministry of Public Security, the technical processing of such images can yield fingerprints, but retrieving fingerprints from a single photo is more difficult. Several experts stated that they have never encountered a criminal case involving fingerprints stolen from photos.

Yin nevertheless suggests that people take precautionary measures when linking their fingerprints with other information. (news from People's daily online)

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