Fysh, 28 Feb 2014Personally I think the finger print thing was a stupid useless idea in the first placeIt is called convenience, LOL!
IMO, you dont have to use fingerprint to unlock phone. It is just an option if a user finds passcoding more simpler than using fingers to "swipe" in to their phones. Wow, I just remembered our office laptop back in 2010 uses the same scanner!
I'm getting this phone but..... why a finger print scanner on phones now..,. governmented property much...,
Well as just mentioned in gsmarena blog "Sundar Pichai, the head of Android at Google made an interesting statement regarding the safety of the popular mobile OS. According to the executive, Android was designed with freedom, not safety in mind."
Any person would have to be crazy to think Android will ever be secure. As Android applications can access personal information on your phones, it wouldn't be hard to get someone's fingerprint ID from this phone or the 5S.
Anonymous, 28 Feb 2014If the API is built safe, that shouldn't happen. If it's poorly coded (or has a back door), th... moreOh, yes! And because there's always a risk, and because of the fact that the situation is dynamic and could anytime change (in worse), we better avoid the system.
UDontKnowYet, 28 Feb 2014 So now everyone knows ur fingerprint id. Surveilling just got easier!If the API is built safe, that shouldn't happen. If it's poorly coded (or has a back door), then there is reason to worry.
Also in reply to others who keep yapping
>have you got something to hide?
Yes, everybody does. Because we're human.
why are you so concerned about gchq and nsa having your fingerprints?
have you got something to hide?
are you terrorists?
take off your tin foil hats!!
the aliens wont get you!!
Here is the simple answer - DONT USE THE FINGERPRINT SCANNER or GET A DIFFERENT PHONE!!!
So now everyone knows ur fingerprint id. Surveilling just got easier!
1, Samsung couldn't impliment the scanner properly. Yes, it still is in the same place as Apple's but is very bad quality. Where scanner on iPhone works flawlessly, you need to swipe your fingertips until it recognises your finger. PS: it takes 3-4 attempts.
2, Your fingerprints are simply not secure with Samsung as they allows third party aps the access. It won't be hard to steal.
Fysh, 28 Feb 2014Personally I think the finger print thing was a stupid useless idea in the first placeYep, bit of a gimmick... i don't know anyone who can crack a 4 digit code.
Overall Fingerprint scanner is unsafe be it with apple of samsung, an average user doesn't need these levels of security. there's nothing too sensitive in the phone that cannot be protected with usage of passwords, biometrics, if fallen in wrong hands can be very bad.... personally I won't buy any device that has biometric sensors built in. It's just over-hyped, overemphasized feature, we won't want National intelligence agencies knowing our biometric info too now, would we? already they know too much about us....
Samsung should manufacture two premium devices - one for enterprise with KNOX, locked bootloader, scanners, productivity SW & sh., and another one for private users, pasionates and devs, open, easy customizable, with a specific SW package, with publicly released kernel source files, and without all these annoying things. This recipe "one for all" is not good at all.
Always worried about NSA regardless if you apply any government job your required fingerprints you all so funny scared of NSA like you did something wrong :)
I think this is bad as anyone can get your personal info then. There should be an option to control who gets and who doesn't get access to this.
But wait. You are all happy for your employers to use your fingerprint with those shift log-on / log-off time stamps devices at work?
The finger scann on both the iPhone and Galaxy are OPTIONAL. No-one is forcing you to use them.
Oh - I see many of you complaining a also quite happy to log onto these various blog sits using your facebook or Google+ ID. Hipocrites
Personally I think the finger print thing was a stupid useless idea in the first place
TheNeighbor, 27 Feb 2014That does sound logical. Changeable password than fingerprints. I also worry that thieves w... moreHaving both a password AND fingerprint defeates the purpose of having the fingerprint in the first place... And my main consern is about using fingerprint for payments.. Having someone access your phone is one thing. Having them access your paypal or bank account is much more dangerous!