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Maletrain

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Re: Photon used to make fake fingerprints
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2019, 07:36:39 PM »
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So, realistically speaking, how many people with copies of one's fingerprints are able to turn them into Photon (or other 3D printer) files? More realistically speaking, why would this be done to the average schmo that belongs to Railwire (or, in other words, ordinary people)? This would be a concerted effort targeting people in social circles far, far above those of ordinary folk. So, why should we be worried? This is just more fear-mongering.

Well, Mr. "Average Schmo", maybe nobody would bother targeting you, and maybe you are old enough to get out of jury duty.  But, try to imagine how you would deal with being on a jury and the only evidence linking the accused to a murder was his fingerprints on the murder weapon.  And, his lawyer is telling you that he has had his fingerprints stolen from [whatever] files and has some political or other enemies who probably have access to people who could make fake fingerprints.  There is no apparent motive for the crime.  What is your decision - guilty or not?  Even if you aren't one of the average shmos stuck with such a scenario, you can bet that it would be some other average schmos on a jury.  So, should they let a murder go free in your neighborhood?  Or, should they convict an innocent man?  Remember, if a lawyer thinks he can use such an argument to save a client, (s)he will use it without any worry whether it is true or not.

So, it isn't just who will be personally targeted; it is a matter of how being able to fake what has previously been hard evidence may impact our judicial system and, through that, our whole society. 




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Re: Photon used to make fake fingerprints
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2019, 09:24:32 PM »
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Block chaining!   :trollface:

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Re: Photon used to make fake fingerprints
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2019, 12:14:57 PM »
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I miss the old days where if you needed a fingerprint or retina scan, you just cut the body part out of the person and used that (see old James Bond movies).
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