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Bypass Biometrics with Inkjet Printer

March 8th, 2016 by admin in Android, Mobile

Researchers, Kai Cao and Anil Jain, from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University have loaded up an inkjet printer with cartridges designed for printing electronic circuits, and used the output to fool smartphone fingerprint sensors on a Samsung Galaxy S6 and a Huawei Honor 7. They just needed a reversed scan of the victim’s fingerprint, and an inkjet printer loaded up with ink and paper from printed electronics specialist AGIC. Read their paper ::HERE::.

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Android 5.x Lockscreen Long Password Bypass

September 16th, 2015 by admin in Android, Privilege Escalation

If you’ve got an Android 5 smartphone with anything but the very latest version of Lollipop on it, it’s best to use a PIN or pattern to secure your lock-screen.

“By manipulating a sufficiently large string in the password field when the camera app is active, an attacker is able to destabilize the lockscreen, causing it to crash to the home screen,” University of Texas researchers said. They published their findings at http://sites.utexas.edu/iso/2015/09/15/android-5-lockscreen-bypass/

Below is a demonstration of the attack:

HTC One Lockscreen Bypass

October 14th, 2013 by admin in Android, Privilege Escalation

You can bypass the HTC One lockscreen by swiping up from the bottom center of the screen during restart. You have a less than 500ms window in which to swipe up before the lock pattern is enforced.