Kako bi zaobišli nove rasprave sa Apple-om u vezi otključavanja iPhone i sličnih uređaja, SAD policija je pronašla novi način otključavanja uređaja ljudi osumnjičenih za različita krivična dela. 3D štampač.
Yes, Police in Michigan is considering 3D printing a dead man’s fingers so they could unlock smartphones in investigation crimes using their biometric sensors.
A new report published today from Flash Forward creator Rose Eveleth revealed that the police recently approached professors at the University of Michigan to reproduce a dead man’s fingerprint from a prerecorded scan.
Once reproduced, the 3D print would be used to create a false fingerprint of the dead man, which could then be used to unlock his smartphone using its biometric sensors.
The man was a murder victim, and law enforcement investigators believed that his phone might contain some useful information relevant to the case.
Why Police Can’t 3D-Print Themselves? Because…
Since smartphone biometric sensors used to detect someone’s fingerprints today rely on electrical currents that most 3D-printed objects can not conduct, such technique would not normally work and help investigators get into the victim’s phone.
This, in turn, made the police approach professor Anil Jain, who told Fusion that he “coated the 3D printed fingers in a thin layer of metallic particles” so that they could conduct electricity and “the fingerprint scanner can read them,” helping the police catch the murderer.
Sounds great… Right?
Izvor: The Hacker News