Jan Krissler, member of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) hacker network claimed that he was able to clone the fingerprint of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen using commercial software and images. In a hacker conference which was held in Hamburg, Jan Krissler, also known as Starbug, held a presentation where he explained how the biometric fingerprint can be cloned from photos of a finger. He managed to get several photos of the politician from different angles and distance in a news conference in October. The tool he has been using is a software which is designed for biometric system integrators.
Starbug is a security researcher at Technical University of Berlin.
With the availability of high performance camera on the market and using the Starbug's method, targeted attacks will be easier for criminal.
Video of the Presentation [In German]
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