Over a year ago I wrote an article on The Hacker News that warned of serious security concerns created by the iPhone and Android’s Fingerprint authentication.
Till now hackers were impersonated simply by lifting prints off the side of a phone and gaining unauthorized access to user’s phone and thus data.
However, security researchers have now discovered four new ways to attack Android devices to extract user fingerprints remotely without letting the user know about it.
The attack, which the researchers dubbed the “Fingerprint Sensor Spying attack,” could be used by hackers to “remotely harvest fingerprints in a large scale,” Yulong Zhang, one of the researchers told ZDNet.
Read the Full Article: Source – The Hacker News
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