Fingerprint Purchasing Technology Ensures Buyer Has a Pulse

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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