Indian American Researchers Conclude That Smartphone Security Systems Based on Fingerprints Can Be Compromised
Nasir Memon, Aditi Roy and Arun Ross released a study in April to expose the vulnerability of the fingerprint-based security system.
- The American Bazaar May 3rd, 2017
- Source: https://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2017/05/03/indian-american-researchers-conclude-that-smartphone-security-systems-based-on-fingerprints-can-be-compromised/
Three Indian American researchers have revealed that the latest fingerprint based security system is not as foolproof as expected. In their study MasterPrint: Exploring the Vulnerability of Partial Fingerprint-based Authentication Systems, which appeared in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, the trio explained that electronic gadgets and fingerprint-enabled devices are vulnerable.
“As more and more financial transactions – for example, mobile banking and credit card payment – are conducted on fingerprint-enabled devices such as smartphone, issues related to identity theft and malicious access can lead to unprecedented financial damages,” Aditi Roy told Rediff.com.