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  1. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    Passwords, PIN's and patterns can easy be seen if they look over your shoulder when unlocking your device. Fingerprint scanners takes that risk factor out.
    04-06-2014 04:04 PM
  2. Vsweety's Avatar
    "They" already know everything about us. No need to gather our fingerprints.
    Of course there is! They need to associate and confirm (each of) your new mobile device(s) with you! As well as what you do with/on it. Your fingerprint scanner does that for them. A couple dozen times a day.
    04-06-2014 05:27 PM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    Of course there is! They need to associate and confirm (each of) your new mobile device(s) with you! As well as what you do with/on it. Your fingerprint scanner does that for them. A couple dozen times a day.
    Yeah, because the account isn't already associated with you

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    04-06-2014 06:59 PM
  4. nolittdroid's Avatar
    No thanks. I have no desire for my fingerprint to be stored somewhere on someone's server. The idea is cool, I guess.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-06-2014 07:13 PM
  5. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Yeah, because the account isn't already associated with you

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    And location, and browsing habits, and forum usernames, and phone numbers, and call history, and text history.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-07-2014 03:26 AM
  6. Vsweety's Avatar
    Yeah, because the account isn't already associated with you
    'Association with' a.k.a. as 'registered to' on the internet is not enough (edited by Moderator)
    If someone was killed with the car that is registered to you that doesn't automatically prove that you were behind the wheel a.k.a. personally responsible when it happened, does it?
    Does nobody else ever use your phone?
    04-07-2014 07:51 AM
  7. UJ95x's Avatar
    'Association with' – a.k.a. as 'registered to' on the internet – is not enough (edited by Moderator) .
    If someone was killed with the car that is registered to you that doesn't automatically prove that you were behind the wheel – a.k.a. personally responsible – when it happened, does it?
    Does nobody else ever use your phone?
    No, just me

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    04-07-2014 11:12 AM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    'Association with' – a.k.a. as 'registered to' on the internet – is not enough(Edited by Moderator)
    If someone was killed with the car that is registered to you that doesn't automatically prove that you were behind the wheel – a.k.a. personally responsible – when it happened, does it?
    Does nobody else ever use your phone?
    But they will still question you.

    Name calling is a great way to prove your point too. Gives you so much credibility.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    04-07-2014 11:46 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Please keep things civil.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
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    04-07-2014 01:12 PM
  10. SlackBlade's Avatar
    More than likely the fingerprint is converted into a number. That number is then written on a secure location on the chip. When the finger is scanned, it converts the number again and compares it to the stored number. If they match, it unlocks. This is similar to how a Hardware Security Module (HSM) for PIN for an ATM is used. The HSM data can never be read directly ever,no matter what you do. It can only respond when a value is entered to tell you if it matches. If you try to access the chip directly, the data automatically corrupts.

    We know there is at least one secure eliminate or space on the phones if they support Near Field Communication (NFC). It would stand to reason that the fingerprint data is stored there or in another secure element on the phone.

    Depending on how strict the phone is with its matching criteria, which would have to balance a slightly crooked or misaligned finger with security and speed, it will be more secure then a PIN which can already be broken based on time constraints only. Patterns, depending on how complex, are more secure than PIN, but both would suffer from "shoulder surfing" (watching over your shoulder as you enter it).

    Therefore, the finger is probably the most secure and would be the most difficult to reproduce.

    Edited autocorect errors.

    Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
    04-09-2014 09:57 PM
  11. wezi427's Avatar
    I can wait

    "How'd you get the beans above the frank?"
    04-12-2014 02:00 AM
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