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HTC One Max fingerprint scanner icons leak to show that all digits are in play

0. phoneArena 10 Oct 2013, 03:32 posted on

Alleged HTC One Max fingerprint scanner iconography has leaked, and they might indicate that more than one finger will be in play with the rear sensor on the phablet...

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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:05

1. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


*Insert Eddard Stark jokes here*

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:40 2

2. hmd74 (Posts: 394; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


I think fingerprint readers in android are more secure than iPhone...because custom ROM makers like CM etc Use open source and don't let the data flaw...

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 06:23 6

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


What did I just read? That doesn't make any sense

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:20 1

6. hmd74 (Posts: 394; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Your problem :))

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 08:05 5

9. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


i THINK......(think).....he means that we'll be able to actually know the code behind the scanner and know if its truly only being used by the phone, or if its being sent to apple/nsa/somewhere else scary.....just my translation.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 09:35 3

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


ahhh!!! that sounds much better, interesting point too

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 08:58

12. McLTE (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


With your reasoning, the exact opposite could be said and is probably more reasonable.

if the finger print scanner is open source, then it's going to be more easily hackable and, if anything.. it's going to be LESS secure.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 09:43

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


actually open source and security have nothing to do with each other....

open source means the source is available for someone to check it or modify it, now even if you can read all the source code its would be hard to find an exploit, plus with the large community its most bugs get found and patched by devs and users before they become a threat, if we count the number of devs posting and fixing bugs it woud be impossible for a company to concentrate so many people on a single thing. and we see them on the security vulnerabilities where closed OS where found to have 5 tomes more holes than the latest version of android

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 11:23

15. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Your theory is right if the latest version of android get patched timely. The problem is android may have 5 times less security, but it is 1,000 time as likely that hacker will know about these holes and write codes to exploit them on majority of the deivces that are not on the latest version of android.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:53

3. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


If that's true, then this is the definition of a fingerprint scanner. Touch ID, I'm sorry what? :P

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:00 2

5. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


This certainly sounds much more secure than just a thumb scaner on the front of a phone. +1 HTC

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:27

7. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Requiring different fingers to do different function is not security, it's versatility. Security is where how HTC stores your fingerprint inside the phone and if someone can write some codes to retrieve these fingerprints from your phone. We'll have to see what HTC do here.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 08:08

10. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Well, I hope they doesn't come up with some codes because it's just terrifying to think that someone out there has my digits.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:57

8. frrboom (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


Its crucialtecs BTP, the same as Pantech LTE-A..

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 08:42 1

11. waqarzec (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 May 2013)


i think it is having about five different functions for each of the five fingers resPectively.....thats sounds amazing

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