It just takes 70 cents and a day of work to beat biometric airport fingerprint scans


Japan (and the US) are using biometric fingerprint readers to prevent terrorists and illegal immigrants from entering the country. Last month, it came to light that several South Koreans passed through the biometric immigration screening despite previous deportation records by using special tape on their fingers.

Now major Japanese TV station TBS reports that the tape costs just 70 cents. Apparently, South Korean criminals are charging high prices for the silicon tape that can be bought in any super market. TBS also says it just takes one day of work to create the silicon fingerprint tape (and to undermine everyone’s trust in high-tech airport security systems).

Via Japan Probe