History Main / BorrowedBiometricBypass

15th Oct '17 4:59:42 AM passivesmoking
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* Averted for the iPhone5s print scanner. It is designed to read only living tissue. If someone were to lop off someone's thumb, the device would not be able to read it, and the effort would be in vain. Unless the person managed to attach it to someone else and kept it alive. Better details [[http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/16/why-a-disembodied-finger-cant-be-used-to-unlock-the-touch-id-se/ here.]]

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* Averted for the iPhone5s iPhone 5s print scanner. It is designed to read only living tissue. If someone were to lop off someone's thumb, the device would not be able to read it, and the effort would be in vain. Unless the person managed to attach it to someone else and kept it alive. Better details [[http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/16/why-a-disembodied-finger-cant-be-used-to-unlock-the-touch-id-se/ here.]]


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* Some Android phone manufacturers (most notably Samsung) have attempted user authentication by facial recognition. Unfortunately such systems could be defeated with the use of masks, or even photographs! The upcoming (at the time of writing) iPhone X attempts to avert this problem by using a 3D facial scanner and attempts to distinguish living faces from masks by looking for facial twitches, etc. How effective it will be remains to be seen.
24th Sep '17 2:56:51 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/UltraViolet'' has a system to scan someone entering a secure facility to make sure they aren't vampires. It involves two thick needles ''stabbing the subject in the wrists''. Getting around it by temporarily altering one's blood seems fairly simple.

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* ''Film/UltraViolet'' ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' has a system to scan someone entering a secure facility to make sure they aren't vampires. It involves two thick needles ''stabbing the subject in the wrists''. Getting around it by temporarily altering one's blood seems fairly simple.


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* In ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'', Alice tries to ride an Umbrella Corp. motorcycle, but it detects she isn't an Umbrella employee and electrocutes her. The second time she finds one, she chops off Isaacs' hand and presses it to the handlebar, which works. She drops the hand and it is quickly eaten by a zombie, but she is still able to ride it.
5th Aug '17 8:09:52 AM JackG
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* The Irish-American gang The Westies were reputed to refrigerate the severed hands of people they had killed, so they could plant their fingerprints on murder scenes so the police would be hunting someone who was actually dead.
3rd Aug '17 1:38:54 PM Malady
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* CatGirl Naveed uses this in ''{{Zap}}'', during her breakout from a maximum-security prison. [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/05/20050527/ Access granted, Mr. Stevens...]]

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* CatGirl Naveed uses this in ''{{Zap}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Zap}}'', during her breakout from a maximum-security prison. [[http://www.zapcomic.com/2004/05/20050527/ Access granted, Mr. Stevens...]]
23rd Jun '17 10:30:25 PM Tuckerscreator
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* A curious aversion in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption''. Samus routinely has to press her hand to various scanner switches in order to activate them, and her normal hand works just fine for even enemy scanners of different species. It makes sense that that she can activate Galactic Federation scanners (with human handprints) since she works for them, and somewhat sense that she can activate (four-fingered) ancient Chozo scanners since she is part-Chozo, but then she can also activate (three-fingered) Space Pirate scanners just the same. It's never stated if the PoweredArmor she wears is hacking the scanners or something.
11th Jun '17 3:18:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Strife}}'' has a very early example where you need to get through a hand scanner-locked door to complete the mission, but the person whose hand is necessary is not at all feeling cooperative. The solution? Kill him, and his bloodied, severed hand will drop as an inventory item for you to use to get through the door. Your MissionControl partner will comment on this brutality.

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* ''{{Strife}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Strife}}'' has a very early example where you need to get through a hand scanner-locked door to complete the mission, but the person whose hand is necessary is not at all feeling cooperative. The solution? Kill him, and his bloodied, severed hand will drop as an inventory item for you to use to get through the door. Your MissionControl partner will comment on this brutality.



* In ''ZombiU'', part of the final mission involves tracking down the zombified [[spoiler: Dr. Knight]] so you can use his eye to get past a retinal scanner.

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* In ''ZombiU'', ''VideoGame/ZombiU'', part of the final mission involves tracking down the zombified [[spoiler: Dr. Knight]] so you can use his eye to get past a retinal scanner.
8th Jun '17 10:32:36 PM HeadacheJohn
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* Attempted in [[TheMummy2017 The Mummy]] to escape Dr. Jekyll's office. [[spoiler: Turns out Mr. Hyde has different fingerprints...]]
26th May '17 11:20:02 AM bach1heb1
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* [[spoiler: Junko Enoshima]] does this in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' by ''spooning out'' the eye of one of the members of the school board in order to [[spoiler: access the room where Izuru Kamukura is held]].
20th Apr '17 6:28:06 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* The Doom Slayer in ''Videogame/{{Doom2016}}'' has to bypass several UAC biometric locks by using the appropriate body parts from deceased employees with the right clearance. The game lampshades this in the interface when he uses someone's upper torso to access the BFG weapon vault.

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* The Doom Slayer in ''Videogame/{{Doom2016}}'' ''Videogame/Doom2016'' has to bypass several UAC biometric locks by using the appropriate body parts from deceased employees with the right clearance. The game lampshades this in the interface when he uses someone's upper torso to access the BFG weapon vault.
10th Apr '17 4:21:08 PM nombretomado
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* In SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'' amongst one of the Precursors' artefacts there are little one-time use devices capable of making planets barren wastelands. However, they need to be activated by a human hand. Attached to a living human being capable of reasoning its activation. Yes they tried other options, including a severed warm human hand.

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* In SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/ALordFromPlanetEarth'' amongst one of the Precursors' artefacts there are little one-time use devices capable of making planets barren wastelands. However, they need to be activated by a human hand. Attached to a living human being capable of reasoning its activation. Yes they tried other options, including a severed warm human hand.
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