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21 Apr 2017

Mumbai: College students hack biometric attendance system

Weekend from Mumbai

Approximately 200 students from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Matunga, hacked the institute's biometric attendance system.

They applied small layers of resin adhesive on their thumbs, embossing their fingerprints on them; these layers were then used by their friends to mark their attendance.

These students will have their credit grades reduced by two points as punishment.

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