Your phone’s biggest vulnerability is your fingerprint

May 3, 2016 | Russell Brandom from The Verge

Can we still use fingerprint logins in the age of mass biometric databases? In five minutes, a single person faked a fingerprint and broke into my phone. It was simple, a trick the biometrics firm Vkansee has been playing at trade shows for months now. All it took was some dental mold to take a […]

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This Guy Unlocked My iPhone With Play-Doh

April 25, 2016 | Jeff John Roberts from Fortune

The Play-Doh hack is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to spoofing fingerprints. Remember the fuss about the FBI breaking into an iPhone? Well, it turns out that hacking into a phone isn’t so hard after all. You can even do it by “spoofing” someone’s fingerprint with ordinary children’s Play-Doh. As you […]

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Vkansee Demonstrates Fake Fingerprint Hack on Leading Mobile Devices

July 15, 2015 | Mike Dautner

Vkansee has made it abundantly clear that current fingeprint biometric technology for our devices isn’t yet up to snuff. It has been recorded in the Bank of America Consumer Mobility Report that nearly 51 percent of Americans said that mobile or online banking is their preferred method of daily banking. With this in mind, what […]

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Seen at 11: Your Body Could Soon Replace Your Passwords

July 8, 2015 | CBS New York

Passwords to electronics such as iPhones and tablets could soon be a thing of the past. Fingerprints or iris scans to access computers are said to be easier to use and much more secure. But even as technology improves, so do opportunities for hackers. For example, the creation of a synthetic fingerprint – and just […]

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VKansee Points to Benefits of Ultra Thin Sensor

May 20, 2015

New York-based ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensor firm Vkansee has announced the development of a new sensor that the firm says offers superior authentication quality to rivals. Vkansee says that its UTFIS sensor boasts a 2,000 pixel-per-inch system which can capture 150 data points. “Apple gets its component from its own Authentec unit and Samsung gets […]

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VKansee Announces Ultra Thin Optical Fingerprint Sensor

May 19, 2015

Vkansee, a developer of ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensors, has announced the development of a fingerprint sensor that is 400% more powerful than Apple’s and Samsung’s sensors. While Apple gets its component from its own Authentec unit and Samsung gets its reader from Synaptics, these only allow for 550 pixels per inch when capturing a fingerprint. […]

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The Dirt on New Biometric Methods

March 4, 2015

Some sensors catch on quicker than others. Fingerprint readers are still an iteration away from going wide. By our count, fewer than half of recent smartphone flagships include a fingerprint sensor. This is despite the momentum of biometric-based mobile payment systems with the likes of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay relying on a touch-type fingerprint […]

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