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Sunday, November 06, 2016

Banking biometrics: hacking into your account is easier than you think

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Matt Lewis, NCC research director, showed how to make a copy of his own fingerprint using wood glue, candle wax and a printed circuit board that allowed your correspondent to hack into his smartphone.

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Indeed. But in order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker needs your phone. When you look at the overall risk model, provided you’re not using you iPhone to launch nuclear missile or control a dam or something, then the mobile phone and biometric authenication combo looks far more secure than any alternative.

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