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Researcher Finds Flaw In Samsung Fingerprint Check

April 17, 2014


Gadgets News Software Philip Anderson


 
Remember back in September when a couple of researchers figured out how to bypass the iPhone 5S’ fingerprint lock with a fancy fake rubber finger ?

Turns out, the fingerprint sensor on Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 falls victim to the very same trick. They didn’t even have to make a new mold.

German researchers have used a fake fingerprint made from glue to bypass the fingerprint security system on Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone.

Ben Schlabs, an American who works for German firm Security Research Labs GmbH, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock Apple’s iPhone 5 last year.

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