It is a German security researcher managed to fool a dummy of his own fingerprint to use. Wood glue fingerprint scanner Galaxy S5 He used the same dummy as for Touch ID on the iPhone to circumvent. 5s
The method works by taking a fingerprint, for example, the back of a phone on the photo and make a mold. Those pictures With that mold can be a malicious fingerprint reproduce as wood glue. By placing the dummy of wood glue on the researcher’s own finger fingerprint scanner Galaxy S5 fool, says Heise.
The same method also worked on the iPhone 5s and is probably also used for all other fingerprint scanners that are in use. Current fingerprint scanners lay the cartridge with high precision, but have no way to check whether there is really a finger on the scanner.
The method is easy, but requires access to the necessary materials and especially time. Moreover, it will be difficult to catch, as the researcher did with the iPhone 5s. A fingerprint on the back of the Galaxy S5 The back shows fingerprints less. The risk of a Galaxy S5 is potentially quite large, because users can also use transactions with PayPal. Fingerprint It is still unknown how many people use the fingerprint authentication method for PayPal on the Galaxy S5; The phone rang last week in the sale.