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virtual fingerprint

The unique characteristics of a computer, file or set of data. Within a computer, there are typically a set of unique serial numbers and other patterns, while files, email messages, IM messages and other data also have identifying patterns within their structures.
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However, the EFF said it had confirmed the existence of the virtual fingerprints by researching the activities of a number of volunteers who visited a dedicated website it developed.
The IAFIS IQS specifies the data acquisition standards for the fingerprint portion ofthe virtual fingerprint card, such as modulation transfer function (MTF) and signal-to-noise ratio.
Although it is unclear how the code for the software leaked and was obtained by ShadowBrokers, The Intercept claims "the malware is covered with NSA's virtual fingerprints and clearly originates from the agency".

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