Your Smartphone's Fingerprint Lock May Not Be as Safe as You Think

Hands off.

Keeping our smartphones and its accompanying data, including text messages and photos, is an ongoing problem. And while you can take precautions, like enabling two-factor authentication on your apps and devices, security experts are now warning of a possible new vulnerability that’s only a touch away.

Mashable reports that a new study from researchers at New York University and Michigan State University found that the increasingly common way of accessing a phone through fingerprint recognition isn’t absolutely secure.

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