HTC stored images of fingerprints on their phones without strong protection




Security company revealed that HTC store high-resolution images of fingerprints on smart phones without strong protection, which may harm the reputation of the company that originally suffered from weak sales and a lack of revenue.

Four researchers from “FireEye” information security company FireEye found that smartphone “HTC One Max” HTC One Max for fingerprint data in an image file easy to decrypt.

More recently, the number of smart phones based sensors read fingerprints as an additional means to open the lock or to certify electronic purchases rose.

The identification of vital data. “Biometric”, such as fingerprints or facial and convenient way for users to interact with their devices, but security experts continue to question the effectiveness of the process in the long term.

The company’s researchers “FireEye” had reviewed their findings through their participation exhibition “Black Hat” Black Hat specialist in the field of information security in Las Vegas, US.

Gung researchers stressed the need for users to run the latest versions of Smart to protect themselves from known security problems their phone systems.
HTC stored images of fingerprints on their phones without strong protection
Photos of fingerprints

Separately, HTC announced the company a few days ago that it plans to reduce its workforce and stop manufacturing some phones as part of its strategy to focus on high specification smart phones to compete with their counterparts of devices produced by the two companies Apple and Samsung.

Over the past few years, HTC a lot of market share, influenced by intense competition lost in the smartphone category high specification of the two Apple and Samsung, and Chinese companies in the category of low-cost phones.


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