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Old 04-17-2014, 05:56 AM   #16
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Given the massive unreliability of every fingerprint scanner I've ever used, it would be an absolute disaster to lock out the device after a failed scan.
Read the article. I'm talking about locking the scanner and requiring the password like the iPhone does. (after three failed attempts, 48 hours of idling, or when the device is restarted.)

Since it is a security for convenience tradeoff and passwords are still more secure, I'd go with Apple on this...

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Read the article. I'm talking about locking the scanner and requiring the password like the iPhone does. (after three failed attempts or when the device is restarted.)
Sorry, yes, that makes sense. Rather like the "trace out a pattern on a grid of dots" unlock feature that my Galaxy Tab tablet has. That makes you enter your PIN if you get the pattern wrong three times.
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Still, focusing on the least practical or interesting aspect of the S5 is only informative to a point: The one at which it's established that fingerprint scanning is a lovely idea which is only secure in SF novels (for the moment).

Samsung has been larding their devices with gimmicks of late, but said gimmicks only impede basic functionality (and in many cases siphon battery life) if you enable them.

Love the size and specs of the S5. Not a fan of the new lockdown on SIM cards and factory default restores, though (also a problem with the Note III and post-4.3 S4).
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