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A recent report on data security, made by FireEye Labs, showed that one of HTC smartphones has had a serious problem with the storage of scanned fingerprints. Preserved by the HTC One Max biometric data were easily accessible to all applications installed on the device. Unlike the Touch ID of Apple, where biometric data is stored in a hardware element with high security system. The HTC is reserved scans the fingerprint in unencrypted and easy to access file. Moreover One Max store multiple copies of photos on your finger – on each scan of the print he was redesigned for greater accuracy and speed. HTC has commented that security problems are now eliminated in all areas where the smartphone has been for sell.

According to the original report FireEye is quite likely other devices with a fingerprint sensor to have the same problem, but HTC has not mentioned its other models, where it is observed. A similar security problem was observed in Samsung Galaxy S5, where external applications can access already scanned fingerprints, and also to monitor the activity of the scanner in real time.

Access to this type of information can lead to serious security problems, especially considering that leaked biometric data can not be replaced as an expired password.

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