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Fingerprint identification flaw allows PC password retrieval

www.electronista.com
Several PC security firms have independently verified a weakness in Authentek's UPEK Protector Suite that allows hostile users with physical control of a machine to rapidly recover Windows account passwords. The software is pre-installed in Windows-based PCs by makers including Dell, Gateway, NEC, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba. An open-source exploit...
Fingerprint identification flaw allows PC password retrieval

Confirmed: Fingerprint reader owned by Apple exposes Windows passwords

arstechnica.com
Security consultants have independently confirmed a serious security weakness that makes it trivial for hackers with physical control of many computers sold by Dell, Acer, and at least 14 other manufacturers to quickly recover Windows account passwords. The vulnerability is contained in multiple versions of fingerprint-reading software known as UPEK...
Confirmed: Fingerprint reader owned by Apple exposes Windows passwords
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