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Can #3DPrinted fingers crack a phoner? #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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3dprintingindustry.com shares:

Don’t think you can just scan and print your finger with PLA and fool your scanner, though, it’s more complex than that. Most phone scanners work with a series of electrical circuits coming into contact with one other through the conductive nature of the user’s skin.

Arora reveals they overcame this minor issue by coating these false fingers with metallic particles, which created the right level of conductivity. It hasn’t worked yet, the researchers haven’t handed over the fingers to the police. After they have completed their final tests then they will give them to the officers, though, and we’ll see if we really can crack a phone with a fake finger.

read the full story on: http://3dprintingindustry.com/news/cracking-murder-victims-phone-3d-printing-87724/


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