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Submission + - Chinese woman arrested for faking fingerprints (bbc.co.uk)

squizzar writes: A 27 year old Chinese woman was discovered to have had her fingerprints surgically swapped between hands in order to fool Japanese immigration. FTA: "It is Japan's first case of alleged biometric fraud, but police believe the practice may be widespread."

"The apparent ability of illegal migration networks to break through hi-tech controls suggests that other countries who fingerprint visitors could be equally vulnerable — not least the United States, according to BBC Asia analyst Andre Vornic."

So it seems that biometrics are not the final answer to identity fraud, I wonder if anyone will stop pushing them because of this?

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Chinese woman arrested for faking fingerprints

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