Why You Shouldn't Use Your Fingerprint To Get Into Your Phone


GREENSBORO, NC --   Think about it, you leave your fingerprints all over the place.

In fact, a technology safety expert says using your fingerprints for authentication for your phone or tablet  is like putting your password on post-its and leaving them everywhere!

"If your smartphone is stolen and someone wants your fingerprint, they just look at the smart phone because   your fingerprints are all over it, " says Joseph Steinberg, CEO  of Secure My Social.

2WTK talked with Steinberg by Skype this week. "Fingerprints  sound like they're good for authentication because as children we're told everyone has a unique fingerprint, and you can't copy it to somebody else.  The reality is  you leave your fingerprints all over the place everyday. so, if someone wants them, they can get them ."

Instead, Steinberg says use a secure passcode. If your phone is ever stolen you can at least change your code, you can never change your fingerprints.


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