Biometric fingerprint authentication isn’t as secure as one may think. Mythbusters shows us how to crack these elusive systems. Video after the jump.

Optical fingerprint imaging involves capturing a digital image of the print using visible light. This type of sensor is, in essence, a specialized digital camera. The top layer of the sensor, where the finger is placed, is known as the touch surface

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Biometric fingerprint authentication isn’t as secure as one may think. Mythbusters shows us how to crack these elusive systems. Video after the jump.

Optical fingerprint imaging involves capturing a digital image of the print using visible light. This type of sensor is, in essence, a specialized digital camera. The top layer of the sensor, where the finger is placed, is known as the touch surface

[via Wikipedia]