Yes a Fingerprint sensor is important! These are the security risks we are to lazy to care about.


Do you currently use a lock screen password?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. StaticRain
    Gingerbread Aug 4, 2015

    StaticRain , Aug 4, 2015 :
    Oo nice I like this added angle :) So how deep does the rabbit hole go? :p
    In an attempt to gain present security we potentially lose future protection.
    I have always felt that Google would turn out to be Skynet eventually.

    Including email passwords where all your change of pin requests are sent? :D

    I am, however, starting to question the safety of Finger print sensors now. So thank you all for this, I shall have to do some more research on it. Specifically on the harvesting of such datas, unless anyone knows of links to good articles by trusted authors (which are always hard to find haha)

  2. kiran.sampathnr
    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2015

    kiran.sampathnr , Aug 4, 2015 :
    It obviously can be turned off... It's upto u to use it...

  3. kiran.sampathnr
    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2015

    kiran.sampathnr , Aug 4, 2015 :
    That's the thing even I am concerned about... I how it is encrypted and stored locally while no other apps have access to it...

  4. dmitra
    Eclair Aug 4, 2015

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  5. husssain90
    Donut Aug 4, 2015

    husssain90 , Aug 4, 2015 :
    I'm hoping they adopt a system that is even half as good as apple storing the biometric data on an isolated and separate storage system. Maybe they partitioned a slight amount of the storage just for the biometric data?

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  6. Shavrn
    Cupcake Aug 4, 2015

  7. zaphod-beeblebrox
    KitKat Aug 4, 2015

    zaphod-beeblebrox , Aug 4, 2015 :
    More likely a file server on an old pc in a broom cupboard in Oneplus land.

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    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2015

    ELTIGRELATINO , Aug 4, 2015 :
    Which Finger will You use to unlock the Phone? Your Thumb..Your Index...or ..THE MIDDLE ONE!.....LOL

    Noahy and Anjan-Riot like this.
  9. kunalkatre
    Gingerbread Aug 4, 2015

    kunalkatre , Aug 4, 2015 :
    i m not a very big fan of fingerprint security but i do feel safe and kinda liked that we need not type the pin or password again and again just a touch over the home button and you are good to go !!! Thanks OP team for adding this feature!!!

  10. zaphod-beeblebrox
    KitKat Aug 4, 2015

    zaphod-beeblebrox , Aug 4, 2015 :
    now you will have even more important very personal bio metric data to keep safe. Not for me until I know how/where it is stored, how it can be kept safe, and deleted. Just to access your phone.
    Which areas of your phone will be used to store the data, and what apps have access to that area.

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  11. paulistic
    Gingerbread Aug 4, 2015

    paulistic , Aug 4, 2015 :
    Al of of really valid points here! Going to change my address immediately!!

  12. AndyPober
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2015

    AndyPober , Aug 4, 2015 :
    Important? And really, "important!"?
    It's a convenience. With no real effort I have my phone set to require a pin when I'm out of the house and not using my Bluetooth headset.
    Ironically, the fingerprint reader is most useful when paired with NFC.

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  13. JackScagnetti
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2015

  14. aspira
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2015

    aspira , Aug 4, 2015 :
    Why is no one talking about the fact that your lock screen finger can get blown off. It happened to NY Giants' star Jason Pierre-Paul! How would you unlock your phone then!

    zaphod-beeblebrox likes this.
  15. jjvcuyler
    Eclair Aug 4, 2015

    jjvcuyler , Aug 4, 2015 :
    Why? What's the harm in my GPS knowing my address?

  16. AndyPober
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2015

    AndyPober , Aug 4, 2015 :
    It's local and a one-way hash. The print can be verified but not reconstructed from the stored data.

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  17. Ian van Vliet
    Froyo Aug 4, 2015

  18. AndyPober
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2015

    AndyPober , Aug 4, 2015 :
    There's typically a secondary method, either password, pin... I've had fingerprint readers on my last two laptops and they both allow regular, keyed in access as well as a swipe.

  19. SonOfSam
    Eclair Aug 4, 2015

    SonOfSam , Aug 4, 2015 :
    How do you know this? I'm just curious where you got the info from :)

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  20. SuperCuriousFox
    Eclair Aug 4, 2015

    SuperCuriousFox , Aug 4, 2015 :
    Where did you read this? I'd like to see for myself! :D

    Edit: @SonOfSam was just a bit quicker than me, haha!

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