German hackers were able to bypass the security fingerprint scanner in the smartphone Galaxy S5. As the participants of the German hacker group SRLabs, their method is nothing new. First they photographed the device owner papillary pattern with high resolution, left on the glass surface , and then printed it on a transparency using a laser printer , the adhesive was applied to the image and gave it to dry.
After some time, hackers separated ” cast ” finger from the film, breathed on it to impart moisture, and put the sensor. SRLabs participants stressed that the fingerprint – it’s not the safest way to protect as people leave them everywhere , and remove them is not too difficult . Similarly, the German experts have managed to bypass biometric security smartphone iPhone 5s.
In SRLabs note that in the case of the Galaxy S5 situation is exacerbated by the fact that the Korean smartphone can be acknowledged via PayPal using a scanner . Fingerprint module Touch ID in iPhone 5s is not used for verification of remittances on the Internet , though Apple does not exclude such a possibility in the future.
By such attacks vulnerable most scanners on the market , experts say : the problems lie at the very basis of this technology , so to fix this problem is impossible. Biometrics should be used only as an additional factor , and not as the sole means of security. However , this technology , despite its flaws , will be popular because of the convenience and speed , according to SRLabs. Since rest my finger on the button smartphone faster than it unlocked by entering a code .