Samsung Galaxy S5 Spoofed by SRLabs
Well it’s déjà vu all over again. The fine folks at SRLabs took the opportunity to again demonstrate the vulnerability to spoofing that exists among fingerprint sensors lacking spoof mitigation (a.k.a. liveness detection) technology. This recent effort targeted the newly released Samsung Galaxy S5 … http://www.sammobile.com/2014/04/15/galaxy-s5s-fingerprint-scanner-can-be-easily-hacked/ … and yielded the identical outcome as their previous exposure of this vulnerability in the Apple iPhone 5S.
Thankfully, at least one solution is coming to the rescue … Mobile LFD from NexID … and will hopefully be incorporated into future devices from several manufacturers, or existing devices that have their fingerprint sensors updated with this software-based solution. The Android version of Mobile LFD is on schedule for release in May and we will be sure to make everyone aware of the release date when known.