1. anon3700711's Avatar
    Hacker fakes German minister's fingerprints using photos of her hands | Technology | The Guardian

    Crazy!! Completely insecure.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Brad Morse and 00stryder like this.
    11-17-15 08:35 PM
  2. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    BlackBerry suggests it is not secure enough. HA!

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    11-17-15 08:44 PM
  3. Techno-guy's Avatar
    That's an old article (2013) and as it turns out, it doesn't work...see this video starting at 15:21 for their experiment of taking a high resolution photograph and turning it into a workable fingerprint to unlock an iPhone 5s. Only a direct silicone mold of the finger worked which would be pretty hard to get from somebody.

    Also, the sensor improved from the iPhone 5s to the 6 to now the 6s so it's getting much more sophisticated against hacks. I think Blackberry is just coping out because they have no idea how to implement this awesome technology and don't have the patents or know-how to make it hapen. Is it foolproof? No, but neither is any other method. But it would take a pretty sophisticated effort to get a direct silicone mold of someone's fingerprint which is pretty unlikely to happen, even if you happen to be a targeted high government official. For the average person, fingerprint scanning is a terrific technology and every single major bank now accepts it as proper authentication for financial transactions.

    Testing Apple's Touch ID with Fake Fingerprints - Tested
    11-17-15 09:55 PM
  4. Pinot2015's Avatar
    Angela Merkal (German Chancellor uses BlackBerry 10 today present time) No Fingerprint scanner. Nor does any Government Departments that need the utmost security including the US Defence Department. ( also all BlackBerry for the most sensitive)

    Posted from my Priv!
    11-17-15 10:00 PM
  5. darkehawke's Avatar
    Yeah the article is based on theory. They recreated the fingerprint but they didnt know if it would work.
    And as pointed out, scanners have moved on since then
    PolarSea likes this.
    11-17-15 10:01 PM
  6. RoseBud68's Avatar
    That's an old article (2013) and as it turns out, it doesn't work...see this video starting at 15:21 for their experiment of taking a high resolution photograph and turning it into a workable fingerprint to unlock an iPhone 5s. Only a direct silicone mold of the finger worked which would be pretty hard to get from somebody.

    Also, the sensor improved from the iPhone 5s to the 6 to now the 6s so it's getting much more sophisticated against hacks. I think Blackberry is just coping out because they have no idea how to implement this awesome technology and don't have the patents or know-how to make it hapen. Is it foolproof? No, but neither is any other method. But it would take a pretty sophisticated effort to get a direct silicone mold of someone's fingerprint which is pretty unlikely to happen, even if you happen to be a targeted high government official. For the average person, fingerprint scanning is a terrific technology and every single major bank now accepts it as proper authentication for financial transactions.

    Testing Apple's Touch ID with Fake Fingerprints - Tested
    Wow dude. That awesome......Why are you here again. Shouldn't you be in iMore.
    11-17-15 10:01 PM
  7. -Puck-'s Avatar
    The key to unlocking your phone and accessing credit cards is tied to something literally plastered all over your touchscreen.

    No Thanks.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Priv
    11-17-15 10:01 PM
  8. The Big Picture's Avatar
    That's an old article (2013) and as it turns out, it doesn't work...see this video starting at 15:21 for their experiment of taking a high resolution photograph and turning it into a workable fingerprint to unlock an iPhone 5s. Only a direct silicone mold of the finger worked which would be pretty hard to get from somebody.

    Also, the sensor improved from the iPhone 5s to the 6 to now the 6s so it's getting much more sophisticated against hacks. I think Blackberry is just coping out because they have no idea how to implement this awesome technology and don't have the patents or know-how to make it hapen. Is it foolproof? No, but neither is any other method. But it would take a pretty sophisticated effort to get a direct silicone mold of someone's fingerprint which is pretty unlikely to happen, even if you happen to be a targeted high government official. For the average person, fingerprint scanning is a terrific technology and every single major bank now accepts it as proper authentication for financial transactions.

    Testing Apple's Touch ID with Fake Fingerprints - Tested
    So small time Chinese android phones costing 159usd can implement fingerprint scanners and blackberry cant?

    http://www.gizchina.com/2015/08/03/l...rint-scanners/

    It's not cause they can't, it's because they don't want to.

    Posted via CB10
    nickdollimount and Techno-guy like this.
    11-17-15 10:02 PM
  9. Techno-guy's Avatar
    Wow dude. That awesome......Why are you here again. Shouldn't you be in iMore.
    Just because I can appreciate good technologies from other companies? I actually own a Passport and Classic, thanks.
    00stryder likes this.
    11-17-15 10:15 PM
  10. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Just because I can appreciate good technologies from other companies? I actually own a Passport and Classic, thanks.
    Don't care....
    11-17-15 10:16 PM
  11. royabsa's Avatar
    Don't care....
    Stop this nonsense bickering guys.

    Posted via CB10
    darkehawke likes this.
    11-17-15 10:42 PM
  12. crucial bbq's Avatar
    Hacker fakes German minister's fingerprints using photos of her hands | Technology | The Guardian

    Crazy!! Completely insecure.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Uh, no. Actually according to BlackBarry's CSO the reason why is because when you first scan your finger print the bits that form the "image" become static and can never change. However, that actual fingerprint can change; burn, deep scar, losing the finger entirely, and so on. The missing bits from the image of the now marred fingerprint may not match up, and as such, you're locked out of your phone.

    He cited a few other reasons, including that if it is poorly implemented the image can be stolen or easily faked.

    He also mentioned that if the biometric tech improves it may come to a BlackBerry handset when ever in the future.
    11-17-15 10:51 PM
  13. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Uh, no. Actually according to BlackBarry's CSO the reason why is because when you first scan your finger print the bits that form the "image" become static and can never change. However, that actual fingerprint can change; burn, deep scar, losing the finger entirely, and so on. The missing bits from the image of the now marred fingerprint may not match up, and as such, you're locked out of your phone.

    He cited a few other reasons, including that if it is poorly implemented the image can be stolen or easily faked.

    He also mentioned that if the biometric tech improves it may come to a BlackBerry handset when ever in the future.
    Locked out? Doesn't the password kick in if the biometric doesn't work.
    11-17-15 11:24 PM
  14. Dougie011's Avatar
    Locked out? Doesn't the password kick in if the biometric doesn't work.
    Yes it does. If it doesn't recognize the print, you can put your password in. You don't even have to use the fingerprint option. That can be turned off and just use a password.
    11-17-15 11:32 PM
  15. MelCali82's Avatar
    They should come up with something like erect ding dong scanners. No way in he!! a robber will be able to get my junk up at gun point
    11-17-15 11:45 PM
  16. darkehawke's Avatar
    They should come up with something like erect ding dong scanners. No way in he!! a robber will be able to get my junk up at gun point
    Viagra
    11-17-15 11:47 PM
  17. MelCali82's Avatar
    Viagra
    Well damn. Okay then
    11-17-15 11:50 PM
  18. Carbonman1's Avatar
    Fingerprint biometrics are dangerous to use as a single factor authentication method. If someone can replicate the resulting data string, you have a defeated biometric that's irrevocable. Add the reality of some Asian women's fingerprints being so small and fine that a significant percentage can't be enrolled in commercial fingerprint readers and you have a non-starter for a company like BB. This is why fingerprint biometrics hasn't become the big thing for physical access control systems that many thought it would be a decade ago.
    11-18-15 12:36 AM

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