Most people use fingerprint scanner only in Android smartphones. Almost every Android smartphone has a fingerprint scanner. Normally, fingerprint scanners are available at three different places in Android smartphones, including side-mounted fingerprint scanners, back-mounted and under-display fingerprint scanners. Fingerprint scanner is installed so that the phone can be kept secure. But do you know that these fingerprint scanners can prove to be dangerous for you.
According to a research report, almost all smartphones have two dangerous technologies in fingerprint authentication system, scammers can launch BrutePrint attack to unlock the fingerprint scanner.
1,237 tools can break your fingerprint scanner protection
To achieve this, he used a $15 (about 1,237) circuit board with a microcontroller, analog switch, SD flash card, and board-to-board connectors. Scammers can scan your entire phone in 45 minutes.
Android smartphone fingerprint scanner hacked within 45 minutes
The researchers tested eight different Android smartphones and two iPhones. Android phones include Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, Vivo X60 Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro, OPPO Reno Ace, Samsung Galaxy S10+, OnePlus 5T, Huawei Mate30 Pro 5G, and Huawei P40. . IPhones also include the iPhone SE and the iPhone 7. In this, it is difficult to hack iPhone as compared to Android.
how hacked phone
To unlock the smartphone, all the researchers had to do was remove the smartphone’s back cover and connect a $15 circuit board. It only takes less than an hour to unlock each device as soon as the attack begins. Once, the device is unlocked, they can use it to use payment apps as well.
Note that the researchers used old mobile phones for the BrutePrint attack, because modern Android smartphones provide more protection, and hacking these smartphones is extremely difficult.