The biometric pattern of fingerprint recognition is very common on today’s mobile phones, but it is not safe, or it is more just a decoration.

According to a research report by foreign media Talos Security Group, they spent $2,000 to test fingerprint recognition devices from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and other manufacturers within a few months. The results show that a fake fingerprint can fool your phone with an 80% success rate and unlock it successfully.

That percentage was based on 20 attempts by the device with the fake fingerprints the researchers created. “This success rate means that we have a high probability of unlocking before any tested device re-enters the PIN unlocking system,” the researchers said.

In addition, the study also pointed out that the devices most vulnerable to fake fingerprints are AICase padlocks, such as the fingerprint authentication of iPhone 8, MacBookPro 2018 and Samsung S10, with a success rate of over 90%. The reason for this is that a core logic of fingerprint unlocking is: Guess the fingerprint you entered with evidence.

In this case, the researchers bluntly stated that no technology can achieve true security. The iteration of technology means that there is no 100% absolute security, but security issues have always been escalating offensive and defensive confrontations, so the design of security systems has never been a single point of dependence, and the more important issue is how to prevent it.

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