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Japan's million-dollar biometric immigration screening systems are still no match for a little ingenuity - and some tape. Two South Korean women have been arrested on suspicion of bypassing a cutting-edge fingerprint reading machine and illegally entering Japan by using special tape bearing the fingerprints other people. The …

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or no fingerprints

What do they do if someone has no arms? Or has no/illegible fingerprints? Stupid idea really.

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Coat

I'm suprised...

...That the author of this piece didn't make a pun along the lines of "Getting figured by immigration officers" or similar.

Mines the one with rubber gloves in the pockets with weird brown stains on the finger tips!

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So the tech is getting cheaper

Such a thing used to be reserved for high-level hitmen, international criminal masterminds and James Bond.

Now the nightclub hostesses and illegal immigrants can use them.

Looks like there has been a serious lowering in the tech barrier on that market.

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FAIL

Theatre time!

Security for dummies - and money.

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Paris Hilton

Oh dear....

I seem to remember a Mythbusters segment where the boys suprised themeslves how sucessful they were in spoofing a highest end door finger print lock.

Paris? well we are talking fingers here aint we....

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but

I seem to remember a Mythbusters segment where the boys suprised themeslves how sucessful they were in spoofing a highest end door finger print lock.

You left out that the low end finger readers were not fooled .

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