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Fake fingerprints: The latest tactic for protecting privacy

The Identity pad – a project to create artificial and reusable fingerprints – addresses the security and privacy risks associated with the growing use of biometric technology.

When Apple introduced its fingerprint sensing Touch ID technology for the iPhone in 2013, it hailed the innovation as a boon for consumer security. After all, the password alone isn’t the most robust protection for all the personal information on your smartphone.

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