Researchers at a cybersecurity firm said fingerprint and facial recognition data was exposed at a major biometric company, saying the potential for “fraud is massive.”
“This is a huge leak that endangers both the businesses and organizations involved, as well as their employees,” cybersecurity firm vpnMentor said in a blog post about the breach on BioStar 2, a biometric security platform built by Suprema, one of the world’s top security device and security system providers.
Biometrics uses human features such as fingerprints and facial recognition for authenticating a person’s ID.
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“Facial recognition and fingerprint information cannot be changed. Once they are stolen, it can’t be undone,” vpnMentor said.
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