Samsung S5 fingerprint flaw exposed


Hackers can take copies of fingerprints used to unlock the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, claim security researchers.

A flaw in Android makes it possible to steal the personal information so it can be used elsewhere, said the experts from security firm FireEye. Other Android-based phones that also use fingerprint ID systems could also be vulnerable, they said. Samsung said it took security “very seriously” and was investigating the researchers’ findings.

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