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BrandPost: Are fingerprint IDs really secure?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 8, 2016.

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    It’s been nearly three years since Apple introduced its iPhone 5S in September 2013 and, with it, the phone’s integral Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Fingerprint scanning as a method of user authentication existed well before the iPhone 5S, but the popular device brought this biometric security technology from the cybersecurity fringes into the mainstream.

    Today, the use of fingerprint scanners has become commonplace across the consumer-device landscape, joining more sophisticated systems deployed to secure corporate systems and facilities. On balance, the proliferation of these scanners has been a positive addition to the arsenal of cybersecurity tools, but they are by no means a “magic bullet” solution for authenticating users and granting them access to sensitive systems and data.

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