Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones

Artificial fingerprints have been developed by researchers who say they could one day be used to hack into everyday devices. … Researchers from New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] and Michigan State University successfully generated what they call “DeepMasterPrints” earlier this year. … Philip Bontrager, Aditi Roy, Julian Togelius, Nasir Memon [professors of computer science and engineering at NYU Tandon] and Arun Ross, the researchers behind the study, said the way fingerprints were recognized on smartphones and other devices was often problematic.