What could you expect from next Google updates? Improved battery life, cleaned up setting systems, a new feature or a new service, improved payment system, more secure than the previous version, etc. Nothing among these, but this time Google brings something different and bigger following its new concept “Now on Tap”. I think you must have guessed for what I am talking about: its fingerprint sensors introduced with Android M (Android Marshmallow).
As huge number of Android smartphones already have a head start with Fingerprint sensors, you can expect your apps to work with “Now on tap” concept. Among such apps, Bank of America is the one with Fingerprint scan support for both Android and iOS. It is the same you are waiting for since years, but is it really safe?
Before I shoot out some insecure features of fingerprint sensors, let me introduce you some jaw dropping benefits of it.
- You don’t need to remember your fingerprint
- You don’t need to write or type on homescreens
- Zero chances of wrong password
Now let’s have a look on some easy-to-break fingerprint password ways.
1. Fingerprints are easy to hack
A bad group of guys will easily steal your fingerprint with the help of a bar glass and make a copy of it to use it anytime on your smartphone. They will get a secure way to enter in your smartphone for decades.
A big problem attached with fingerprint is: you can change your password, if it is stolen, but you can’t reset your finger, if your fingerprint password is stolen.
2. Fingerprints are risky
You will put yourself in a big risk with fingerprint password, if you are a personality that people want to lay down. One can make you unconscious or the worst can kill you just for the sake of your fingerprint. While someone can’t kill you until they come to know about all your passwords.
3. Law doesn’t support fingerprint unlock
Law says that police has a right (without any warrant) to force you to unlock your smartphone using your fingerprint. The same law says that police can’t force you to unlock your smartphone if it is protected by a password.
We are relied on security for on-going economy. Passwords are the base of our online world where internet banking, online commerce, private emails, social networking, etc resides. If we replace our different passwords with a single fingerprint, than economy may get badly affect because of current prevailing issues. So, for now passwords, pins, pattern locks are more secure than fingerprint. We should wait more to see how this changes in future.
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