Selfies can destroy you..find out how

New Delhi: Everybody can afford a smartphone in today's date with outstanding features and definitely with a good selfie camera.

People make different faces and signs while posing for a selfie but in case you are flashing a peace sign is your selfie move then you might come up with some different signature look! Your display of happiness and goodwill to the world can put your personal data at risk.

Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics claimed they can accurately copy fingerprints from digital photographs, raising fears that the security of biometric authentication systems could be undermined.

A researcher claimed,"Just by casually making a peace sign in front of a camera, fingerprints can become widely available.” The fingerprints can be copied as long as the photos are taken from a distance of three metres, are in focus and with a strong lighting.

Robert Capps, VP of business development at biometrics firm said,"Once biometric data is stolen and resold on the Dark Web, the risk of inappropriate access to a user’s accounts and identity will persist for that person’s lifetime. As the most stringent of authentication verification deploy physical biometrics, such as immigration and banking, physical biometric data will become very desirable to hackers." 

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