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Real or Fake? Creating Fingers to Protect Identities

MSU’s biometrics expert Anil Jain and his Ph.D. student Joshua Engelsma have, for the first time, designed and created a fake finger containing multiple key properties of the human skin. Commonly called a spoof, this fake finger is being used to test fingerprint readers to help determine their resilience to spoof attacks and which will lead to more resilient fingerprint readers.