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German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login

Mikael Ricknäs | April 17, 2014
The integration with Paypal makes the weakness of Samsung's implementation extra serious

Even though the hack is serious, it is unlikely to affect sales of the Galaxy S5.

"The majority of consumers aren't at this stage very aware of smartphone security issues. Whet they go to buy a new smartphone, it isn't the first question that come to their mind," said Malik Saadi, practice director at ABI Research.

Samsung didn't immediately reply to requests for comment.

 

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