Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Hacked

Not long ago we saw apple's Touch ID being hacked, and now it's time for the galaxy s5 Fingerprint Scanner.

SRLabs posted a video  demonstrating a hack of the Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner and details the flaws in the implementation and how it expose users' devices, data, and even bank accounts to thieves or other attackers.

"Perhaps most concerning is that Samsung does not seem to have learned from what others have done less poorly. Not only is it possible to spoof the fingerprint authentication even after the device has been turned off, but the implementation allows for seemingly unlimited authentication attempts without ever requiring a password. Incorporation of fingerprint authentication into highly sensitive apps such as Paypal gives a would be attacker an even greater incentive to learn the simple skill of fingerprint spoofing."