More Trouble For HTC As Fingerprint Data Hacked

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More Trouble For HTC As Fingerprint Data Hacked
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After reporting its worst quarterly results ever earlier this month, security researchers have more bad news for HTC.

Investors are not happy about the smartphone manufacturer‘s results, and now customers have a reason to be upset. Researchers at security company FireEye have revealed that they can steal fingerprint information from the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One Max.

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Fingerprint images stored insecurely on HTC One Max

Fingerprint scans were found to be stored in an image file named dbgraw.bmp in an unsecured folder. As a result, hackers that access these files can edit the prints, delete them, or use fake scans in order to make purchases. Hackers could also use malware which asks for the fingerprints upon start-up.

Samsung and HTC work in partnership with a third-party on the fingerprint technology, and it appears that significant security flaws are present. Although the S5 is affected, the new generat