Tuesday, January 3, 2017

How secure is your private data on your fingerprint scanning Android phone?

Some companies may have you believe that you should buy a new phone every year.

Why? Is that technology really beneficial to your survival or theirs? Is a software or hardware enabled feature, packaged up in a 'new' phone not a dodgy sales practice?

Alright, alright, so you're a proud member of the brainwashed herd populace and have been conned into purchasing a new 'droid phone with fingerprint scanner from anything between $1200 - $1600 (depending on your resident country's dodgy taxing policy) 'cause you're a wannabe gangsta rapper and have secret stuffs on your droid.

Warning: Conspiracy theory line following;
Smartphones are made with back-doors as mandated by governments against the enemy of the state that being the mass population.

So, here's a screen capture from a piece of software that tells the user how easy it is to open up a 'secure' (pmsl) Android phone.

"Don worry" says Mr. Muppet wannabe gangsta rapper (more like crapper),
"I got mi a finga prin skanna"
It's going to be as useful as a rectal scanner, you moron!

You may have a short span of attention Mr. Crapper, but 'member the "conspiracy theory" from above?

Well, this piece of software reads the fingerprint id where all the user has to do is accept the read value, and they're in.... "simples" (see screen-capture below).

We hear that drug lords prefer the old Nokia GSM phones.

But wait, Australia's telco Telstra has shut down its GSM network on 1 Dec 2016.

Drat! Foiled again!!!

Free consulting note to authorities:
Drug lords less likely to use Telstra?

So how secure is your new Droid with fingerprint scanner?

A brief response (as it's the 'holidays' in 'Straya) - Not very!

Oh well, back to the drawing board for some.

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