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Sometimes it’s all too easy to knock Samsung when it comes to the security of its phones. The company has long produced handsets with face scanning technology that can be fooled by a photo, and for that reason some people fell back to using a good old fashioned fingerprint.

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If you have in your possession a regular inkjet printer, a certain type of compatible ink, and fifteen minutes of spare time, then you could be well on your way to bypassing the biometric security on a smartphone. A recently conducted research has concluded that using a certain technique, it is in fact possible to gain unofficial access to a smartphone protected by a fingerprint scanner. How? By printing an image that uses a specialized conductive ink. Here’s how this trick works.

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