Microsoft Offensive Research and Security Engineering (MORSE) commissioned Blackwing Intelligence to evaluate the security of fingerprint sensors, the results of which were presented by researchers at Microsoft’s BlueHat conference in October.
The team targeted devices from Goodix, Synaptics, and ELAN, three of the most popular manufacturers of fingerprint readers, all of which failed against the USB device they were designed to compromise.
As it turns out, hacking laptops requires complex hardware and software analysis, but it can be done – but the condition is that the user has previously used a fingerprint reader to unlock the computer.
Despite all this, according to Blackwing, Microsoft has done a good job, especially with regard to the security of data communications between hardware elements, because according to the company, the successful hack was mostly due to the mistakes of laptop manufacturers, he writes. the edge.
It’s different, in addition to the Dell Inspiron 15 and Lenovo ThinkPad T14, the laptops tested also included Microsoft’s own Surface Pro .
It is not yet known whether the companies will be able to solve the problem on their own, and according to Blackwing, it would be better if they joined forces and looked for a solution together.