Smartphone Fingerprint Security
Smartphone fingerprint security is essential to keep your personal information safe. We rely on our smartphones every day. Storing your personal information and getting thru daily tasks with it. Most people use it for mostly social media and taking pictures. In the end our smartphone knows a lot about who we are. Safeguarding our private information should be a top priority.
Especially for smartphones, biometric security using fingerprint scanning is considered close to foolproof as security systems go.
However, recent reports surfaced pointing to smartphone and data vulnerability brought on by fingerprint security.
Fingerprint security hacked !
The Verge reports that with the help of a dental mold cast or play-dough fingerprint may be bypassed using faked prints.
Granted that the original print has to be available for cast-making for this fingerprint security bypass to work.
The fact, however, remains that smartphone biometric security at its current state can be fooled.
The tragedy is that the test conducted by The Verge reportedly used a simple smartphone biometric security hack method on iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Use of 3D printing and similar technology on stored print images may increase accuracy rate for this biometric security hack.
The fact that most smartphone users have had their fingerprints stored at one point or another in their lives, so how much privacy can biometric security really offer?
Stolen prints are harder to manage concerning smartphone biometric security. Whereas passwords and PINs may be changed, fingerprints cannot.