Security flaw exposes biometric data of more than a million users

Security flaw exposes biometric data of more than a million users

In a major security breach, a biometric security firm has left exposed more than a million fingerprints and other sensitive data. Researchers working with cyber-security firm VPNMentor managed to access data from a security tool called Biostar 2. The tool is used by UK’s Metropolitan Police. Suprema, the company offering Biostar 2, said it had taken steps to address the issue.

KCooper
KCooper
Avi Khait
Avi Khait 7 months

The customers were promptly notified to change their fingerprints and retinas.

IIZard
IIZard 7 months

And this is why biometrics are NOT A PASSWORD. They are technically public anyway, can never be changed, and you cannot guarantee the data was taken at the time of the authentication challenge.

RebornZA
RebornZA 7 months

Another day, another "flaw"...

Max Maidment
Max Maidment 7 months

I was expecting it to be the service that hosts Apple or Huawei's biometrics but no. Its the UK police.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 7 months

Big Oof!

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 7 months

These tools should only be used for local unlocking. For security and privacy.

Barra Cudda
Barra Cudda 7 months

hahahahhaha Its hard to believe that people trusted tech companies to keep their biometrics secure. This is as dumb as skinny white women walking around africa and the ME. Natural selection. Develop better threat perception. Zero sympathy.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 7 months

This is one of the reasons I don’t think biometrics are ready for prime time.

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