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Your face or fingerprint could soon replace your plane ticket

Headed on a trip? You may soon be able to ditch your boarding pass in favor of your fingers or face. Delta announced, on 31st...

These Fake Fingerprint Stickers Let You Access a Protected Phone While Wearing Gloves

Gloves that work on touchscreen devices are nothing new—they’ve existed almost as long as smartphones have. But gloves that can unlock a mobile device...

LAPD Warrant Lets Cops Open Apple iPhone With Owner’s Fingerprints

As CEO Tim Cook and the FBI engaged in a very public spat over an encrypted iPhone, cops down the road quietly acquired a warrant to apply...

New fingerprint system breaks world record and is certified by the FBI

Huntsville biometrics firm AOS has announced that its contactless "On The Go" fingerprint technology, ANDI OTG, has become the first non-contact fingerprint system to...

Fingered out: Gene that causes people to be born without fingerprints discovered

Notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger was willing to suffer excruciating pain to burn his fingerprints off with acid so they could not be used...

Hacker claims to develop way to steal fingerprints using camera

One hacker says he has developed a way to copy fingerprints using a common digital camera. Jan Krissler, a member of Europe's oldest hacker collective,...

Bill to have all Russians fingerprinted and DNA profiled submitted to parliament

MPs from the populist nationalist party LDPR have prepared and drafted a motion requiring universal fingerprinting and DNA profiling of all Russian citizens for...

Forget fingerprints – banks are starting to use vein patterns for ATMs

Cash machine cards may become a thing of the past following the launch of new hi-tech ATMs which let users withdraw money simply by...

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Trees and shrubs might reveal the location of decomposing bodies

Plants could help investigators find dead bodies. Botanists believe the sudden flush of nutrients into the soil from decomposition may affect nearby foliage. If...

Are Detectives discounting the associative value of fingerprints that fall short of an identification in their investigations?

Every day, Fingerprint Experts in every latent office across the globe examine fingermarks that they determine to fall short of an identification....

Using the NCIC Bayesian Network to improve your AFIS searches

This National Crime Information Centre (NCIC) Bayesian network is based on the statistical data of general patterns of fingerprints on the hands...

DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes

Using fingerprint brushes across multiple crime scenes yields a high risk of DNA cross-contamination. Thankfully an Australian study has discovered a quick and easy way to safely decontaminate fingerprint brushes to prevent this contamination risk and allows the brushes to be safely reused even after multiple cleaning cycles.

Detection of latent fingerprint hidden beneath adhesive tape by optical coherence tomography

Adhesive tape is a common item which can be encountered in criminal cases involving rape, murder, kidnapping and explosives. It is often the case...
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