Document “Fingerprints” Could Fight ID Fraud

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 27, 2005   View Article

Office supplies have fingerprints, too, it seems.

A laser-based technology can read and record the unique “fingerprint” found in every piece of paper, cardboard, and plastic.

Scientists say the new tech offers an array of applications, from thwarting forged IDs and prescription drug packages to preventing identity theft and combating terrorism.

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