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Unencrypted fingerprint data found on HTC smartphones

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Security experts have discovered a route to unencrypted fingerprint data stored on HTC smartphones. It is an increasing trend for smartphone users to be asked to unlock their handsets with fingerprint data as well as to perform other functions on the phone, such as authorising purchases. But security experts have… Read more »

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Banking apps allow fingerprint login

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Two major UK banks, RBS and Natwest, have started allowing customers to access their accounts using Apple’s TouchID fingerprint recognition system. After the initial input of security information on the apps, users would only need a fingerprint thereafter. Whilst the banks only want to make it more convenient for customers… Read more »

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Smartphones prime target for hackers

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Cybersecurity analysts say nefarious forces are increasingly turning their attention to the most personal computer you own, the one you carry everywhere and trust with some of your most sensitive secrets – your smartphone. “Over the last two years or so, we have seen a huge influx” in the number… Read more »

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