Hackers target vein tech with wax hand
03 January 2019 16:17 GMT

Security researchers have created a fake hand out of wax capable of spoofing vein sensor technology.

Researchers told an audience at Chaos Communications Congress in Leipzig how they used an SLR camera – minus its infrared filter – to photograph vein patterns in their own hands then made wax models.

Jan Krissler and Julian Albrecht expressed surprise at how easy the hack was.

It’s enough to take photos from a distance of five meters, and it might work to go to a press conference and take photos of them,” Krissler told Motherboard.

“It makes you feel uneasy that the process is praised as a high-security system and then you modify a camera, take some cheap materials and hack it,” said Kissler.

 

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