TU-Berlin Security Researcher

Talk Title

Making of Fingerprint Dummies


During this workshop I will show you different techniques how to collect images of fingerprints and how to use them to make dummy fingers that could fool state of the art fingerprint sensors.


Starbug studied microsystems technology and computer engineering in Berlin, works at the Security in Telecommunications (SECT) research group at the Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin) and as a security consultant. His main interests are the security of biometric systems as well as microchips and electronic locks. Starbug started with hacking biometric systems over 10 years ago and was part of the team that disclosed the fingerprints of the German minister of the interior. In 2014 he was the first who hacked Apples fingerprint system TouchID only two days after its release. Starbug is also active with the Chaos Computer Club.