Making A Peace Sign In Pictures Could Lead To Your Identity Being Stolen
Making a peace sign could result in your identity being stolen.
In news that will shake you to your very core, people who use the peace sign in pictures are at risk of having their identity stolen, which is the final proof we needed that humanity is doomed beyond redemption.
The theory is that aswell as picking out every single blemish on your face, HD digital cameras can also capture a perfect shot of your fingerprints, which, in the wrong hands, can wreak total havoc on your life.
Just *think* all the embarassing pictures that could be unleashed on the world if someone could hack into your print-protected phone, and yeah - we have to add - having your bank details blasted to the winds isn't exactly ideal either.
The story was first published by Vocatic, who reported that researchers from Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) have worked out how easy it is to copy fingerprints from photos taken nine feet away.
“Just by casually making a peace sign in front of a camera, fingerprints can become widely available,” researcher Isao Echizen told the Sankei Shimbun newspaper.
So, the only solution for now is to either a. stop taking any pictures with a peace sign, or b. make sure you are over nine feet away from the camera if you're determined to put your life, bank account, and camera reel at risk.
The choice is yours.
Oh, and who knew there'd ever be a market for ten-foot selfie sticks? NOT US.
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