EAST LANSING — No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers from New York University and Michigan State University have found that partial similarities between prints are common enough that the fingerprint-based security systems used in mobile phones and other devices can be more vulnerable than previously thought.
The vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature small sensors that do not capture a user’s full fingerprint. Instead, they scan and store partial fingerprints, and many phones allow users to enroll several different fingers in their authentication system. Identity is confirmed when a user’s fingerprint matches any of the saved partial prints. The researchers hypothesized that there could be enough similarities among different people’s partial prints that one could create a “MasterPrint.”
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DETROIT — AT&T Inc. has announced upgrades to six cell towers onk its 4G LTE network in Antrim, Kalkaska, Charlevoix and Grand Traverse counties to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.
The communities of Alden, Rapid City, Kalkaska, Evangeline Township and Traverse City received the improvements.
The additional capacity upgrades are like adding more lanes to a highway carrying traffic from a customer’s device to the cell tower, resulting in faster speeds and more reliable service.
* Traverse City, at School Road, east of Silver Lake Road
* Rapid City, at Rapid City Road, Northwest
* Evangeline Township, (two sites) east of Boyne City-Charlevoix Road and west of Old Horton Bay Road
* Kalkaska (two sites), north of County Road 612, Darragh Road Northeast, near County Road 612
AT&T says it has invested nearly $1.65 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Michigan between 2013 through 2015, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.
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DETROIT — AT&T Inc. has announced upgrades on 11 cell towers on its 4G LTE network in Genesee, Shiawassee, Wayne, and Washtenaw counties to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.
The communities of Ann Arbor, Clio, Detroit, Flushing, Gibraltar, Livonia, New Boston, Owosso, Plymouth and Ypsilanti will see improvements. AT&T says the additional capacity upgrades are like adding more lanes to a highway carrying traffic from a customer’s device to the cell tower, resulting in faster speeds and more reliable service.
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DETROIT — AT&T Inc. said it had upgraded its wireless network in six areas of Oakland County: Southfield, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, Waterford, Royal Oak and Troy.
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DETROIT — AT&T Michigan said it had upgraded its 4G LTE network to provide faster, more reliable wireless service at two Kewadin Casino locations.
Hardware upgrades were made at the casino’s Christmas location on M-28 just west of Munising, and at its St. Ignace location, just north of the city east of Mackinac Trail.
The upgrades mean faster speeds and more reliable connections at both locations.
Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com.
DETROIT — AT&T has upgraded its network in several areas throughout Michigan to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service.
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DETROIT — AT&T Inc. says it has added a new 4G LTE cell site in Beverly Hills, and has upgraded dozens more other cell sites raound the state.
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DETROIT — AT&T Inc. says it has upgraded mobile data and voice services in several areas around the state.
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DETROIT — AT&T Inc.’s Michigan operation has upraded cell towers to improve service on and near several high school and college campuses around the state.
Improved service will be available at:
* Michigan Technological University, Houghton
* Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie
* Northern Michigan Univ;ersity, Marquette
* Harbor Springs High School, Harbor Springs
* Mt. Pleasant High School, Mt. Pleasant.
The changes will help customers who live, work or go to school in the area, get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, they’ll see better service when watching videos, posting to social media or texting family and friends.
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