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Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner has been hacked, PayPal users at risk

When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S5, we thought the fingerprint scanner worked well enough, though we didn’t have too much fun swiping downward. Still, we thought it was great that the fingerprint scanner lets you make payments through PayPal. However, a recent hack showed that the GS5′s biometric scanner has the same problem as the iPhone 5S: it’s hackable.

 

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Re: Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner has been hacked, PayPal users at risk

Smiley IndifferentI never did trust those scanners..especially using PayPal..

 

 

 

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Re: Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner has been hacked, PayPal users at risk

Not only does it have the same problem as the iPhone (being hackable) but evidently the hack itself is quite similar in nature.

 

Incredible.  Incredibly bad execution that is.


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Re: Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner has been hacked, PayPal users at risk

I'm thinking about purchaase S5 soon, it's alway good to know, thanks Jasper!
However I must admit that I also don't trust such features and always treat them only as a gadget.
It's far from my way of thinking about the security Smiley Wink

 

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