Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone Could Potentially Allow Hackers To Steal Users Fingerprint

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone has a scary bug that Samsung-Galaxy-S5-Fingerprint-Flaw-Problem-with-Fingerprint-Scanner-572476could potentially allow hackers to steal your fingerprints!

Researchers at FireEye have discovered a flaw in the fingerprint scanner of Samsung’s flagship device that could allow hackers to breach into the so-called ‘trusted zone,’ where the device stores your fingerprint data, and use it for malicious purposes.

FireEye researcher Yulong Zhang says that if the hacker is able to break the Android kernel, he can directly read the fingerprint sensor at any time and every time you unlock or lock your device, the hacker can steal the fingerprint.

Yulong Zhang, researcher, FireEye explains that if the cyber criminal is able to break the Android kernel, he can read the fingerprint sensor at any time and every time you unlock or lock your device, the hacker can steal the fingerprint. Meanwhile, Samsung is investigating the claims made by FireEye and will resolve the issue, if it really finds the device vulnerable. Headquartered at Seoul, Samsung is one of the world’s largest provider of smartphones and tablets.