Fingerprint Recognition Technology Becomes Weaker With New Technology
Things may seem bleak with the state of virtual security. Passwords can be guessed, humans can err, and hackers are very good at lying to get what they want. But there is one thing you have that no hacker can ever take away: your fingerprints! Unless, of course, they can find some way to physically get your hand and cut the fingers off, but at that point you've got a lot more to worry about than just your PayPal account.
"I'm taking this."
Now that most of your phones and computers have thumbprint recognition built in, apps and services will allow you to set fingerprint recognition to access your phone, shopping apps, and banking sites. While this method is very secure, it too is not foolproof. It may seem like some ridiculous, James Bond-type spy shit, but your thumbprint can actually be stolen, 3D molded and used to access your personal data. Passwords can be changed at any time but your fingerprints have been hardcoded from birth. So if you're one of the unlucky ones who have had your most identifiable feature stolen out from under you, you're pretty much shit out of luck.
Plus, it would be hard to play guitar so what's the point of living anyway?
But if you want to be a fingerprint thief and don't have access to 3D printers or a fingerprint database, you can still just wait until the person you want to spoof is sleeping and use their unconscious hand like this 6-year-old did when she purchased $250 worth of Pokemon merchandise by using her sleeping mother's thumbprint.
Fraud never looked so adorable.