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Post  wyatt1 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:16 pm

A doctor at a hospital in Brazil has been arrested after she was caught using silicon "fingers" to sign in up to six colleagues who then failed to turn up for work.

It is not clear how the silicon fingers were made or whether they needed the precise fingerprints of the employee to fool the attendance machine.
By Donna Bowater in Rio de Janeiro 10:58PM GMT 12 Mar 2013
Thauane Nunes Ferreira, 29, was caught using the artificial limbs to trick a biometric machine that was designed to record the attendance of staff.
Police in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, near Sao Paulo, say the ploy involved 11 doctors and 20 nurses. They arrested Ferreira at 7am on Sunday after an anonymous tip and seized six silicon fingers.
The mayor, Acir Fillo, said the investigation had revealed that as many as 300 civil servants in the town were "ghost workers" who claimed their pay packets but never showed up to work.
It is believed officials kept the hospital under surveillance for two weeks to gather photographic evidence before making the arrest.
After her arrest, Ms Ferreira confessed to falsifying a public document but told police that signing in absent colleagues at the Office of Mobile Emergency Care (Samu) was a condition of her employment.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/9926151/Doctor-in-Brazil-used-fake-fingers-to-sign-in-absent-colleagues.html


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Not good news for security.
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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:22 pm

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Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:37 pm

@wyatt1 wrote:A doctor at a hospital in Brazil has been arrested after she was caught using silicon "fingers" to sign in up to six colleagues who then failed to turn up for work.

It is not clear how the silicon fingers were made or whether they needed the precise fingerprints of the employee to fool the attendance machine.
By Donna Bowater in Rio de Janeiro 10:58PM GMT 12 Mar 2013
Thauane Nunes Ferreira, 29, was caught using the artificial limbs to trick a biometric machine that was designed to record the attendance of staff.
Police in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, near Sao Paulo, say the ploy involved 11 doctors and 20 nurses. They arrested Ferreira at 7am on Sunday after an anonymous tip and seized six silicon fingers.
The mayor, Acir Fillo, said the investigation had revealed that as many as 300 civil servants in the town were "ghost workers" who claimed their pay packets but never showed up to work.
It is believed officials kept the hospital under surveillance for two weeks to gather photographic evidence before making the arrest.
After her arrest, Ms Ferreira confessed to falsifying a public document but told police that signing in absent colleagues at the Office of Mobile Emergency Care (Samu) was a condition of her employment.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/brazil/9926151/Doctor-in-Brazil-used-fake-fingers-to-sign-in-absent-colleagues.html


Not sure where to post this.

Not good news for security.
IT rather makes a mockery of fingerprint readers if they can be fooled so easily.

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Post  wyatt1 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:43 pm

Pope Flapius 1st wrote:IT rather makes a mockery of fingerprint readers if they can be fooled so easily.


Exactly my thoughts!!
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