Hacking fingerprint recognition for 5$

Biometric authentication techniques have gained momentum over the past few years due to the inherent vulnerability of PINs, passwords, and other similar verification methods. With that said, researchers have shared how a simple fingerprint hacking technique can render biometric authentication useless as a verification method for around 5$. Steps:
1. Grab a photograph of someone’s fingerprint to reproduce digitally;
2. Digitally recreate the fingerprint via any software;
3. Print out the digital fingerprint on an acetate sheet with a simple laser printer resulting in a 3D model of the target fingerprint.