Updated Apr. 18, 2014 at 8:22 a.m.

Premium Lock Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

Published: 2014-04-18 06:31:00
Updated: 2014-04-18 08:22:50

Smartphone packs a kill switch  An employee shows Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, in this March 27, 2014 file photo. Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday April 4, 2014. The world's largest mobile-phone maker said users will be able to activate for free its "Find My Mobile" and "Reactivation Lock" anti-theft features to protect the soon-to-be-released Galaxy 5 S. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print....

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