Why Doing The Peace Sign In Photos Is Actually Dangerous
Next time you whip your phone or a camera out for a selfie, you might want to think twice about throwing a peace sign. According to reports, peace sign selfies can now being used for identity theft.
According to Vocativ, researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) found that they could copy fingerprints from photos taken by digital camera positioned nine feet away from the subject.
“Just by casually making a peace sign in front of a camera, fingerprints can become widely available,” Isao Echizen, NII researcher said.
Experts warn that if you pose in a picture flashing a peace sign and post it on Facebook, you're seriously risking future identity theft.
While it may sound like a far-fetched plot from a daytime television crime show, you may seriously want to think twice next time you pose for a photo.