‘Fingerprint scan on Android cracked through brute force’
Chinese researchers have cracked the fingerprint security of Android phones through a brute-force attack: BrutePrint. This allowed them to take control of the devices.
According to the researchers from Tencent Labs and Zhejiang University, the BrutePrint attack allows hackers to bypass the user ... Read more
Fingerprint scanners Apple and Samsung bypassed with 3D printer
Using a 3D printed fingerprint, Cisco Talos security researchers succeeded in passing the fingerprint scanner on phones and computers from Samsung and Apple, among others.
Several tried and tested devices passed the test, using exactly the same security solution: Windows Hello. In all other case... Read more
Fingerprint may not be required by the employer as a matter of course.
In a judgment of the District Court of Amsterdam, it was decided that fingerprinting for access to company data or locations should not be compulsory without a fight. The reason for the judgment is that such an obligation is contrary to the Dutch Privacy Act.
An employee of the shoe retailer Man... Read more
Fingerprint scanner Samsung Galaxy S10 deluded with 3D printed fingerprint
The fingerprint sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S10 appears to mislead with a 3D printed fingerprint of the user. That's what a user discovered under the name darkshark on Imgur, writes The Verge.
The user described his project on Imgur. To fool the fingerprint scanner, he took a picture of his fingerp... Read more