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Fingerprint Purchasing Technology Ensures Buyer Has a Pulse 156

An anonymous reader writes "A small U.S. university has come up with a novel solution to reduce the possibility of using a dead person's hand to get past a fingerprint scanner through the use of hemoglobin detection. The device quickly checks the fingerprint and hemoglobin 'non-intrusively' to verify the identity and whether the individual is alive. This field of research is called Biocryptology and seeks to ensure that biometric security devices can't be easily bypassed."
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Fingerprint Purchasing Technology Ensures Buyer Has a Pulse

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  • Almost worthless (Score:4, Informative)

    by codepigeon ( 1202896 ) on Monday February 25, 2013 @02:01PM (#43005161)
    I actually read the article; what a useless waste of a web page.

    There is only one paragraph that mentions anything about the technology, and that is the paragraph in the summary here.
    The rest reads like filler material and pimping the advantages of investing/working in the upper midwest.

    Lame. I was hoping for more details.

"The eleventh commandment was `Thou Shalt Compute' or `Thou Shalt Not Compute' -- I forget which." -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982