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It Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5’s Fingerprint Scanner

17
Apr
2014

It took German researchers at SRLabs just four days to created a fake fingerprint using wood glue that can bypass the scanner on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5. Unlike the iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is integrated with PayPal, and the fingerprint scanner is used to authorize transactions and money transfers in the device. PayPal issued a statement in regards to the security scare: “PayPal never stores or even has access to your actual fingerprint with authentication on the Galaxy S5. Brett McDowell, head of ecosystem security at PayPal, believes that this hack proves only a very minor threat: “This is not something you can do on any number of devices.

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