Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones

Researchers from New York University and Michigan State University successfully generated what they call “DeepMasterPrints” earlier this year. These are machine-learning methods that act as a kind of “masterkey” which, the researchers claim, have the potential to unlock around one in three fingerprint-protected smartphones.

Read more about the artificial fingerprints that can be used to bypass fingerprint authentication on smartphones and other devices on CNBC.