Huge security flaw exposes biometric data of more than a million users
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A huge cache of unsecured biometric credentials and personal information has been discovered by security researchers, The Guardian reports. The breach, which was discovered by researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar alongside vpnMentor, included the fingerprint data of more than 1 million people, facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and other personal information of users of Suprema’s Biostar 2 security platform. The information, which included a total of 27.8 million records totalling 23 gigabytes of data, was found in a publicly accessible database, although it’s unclear whether any malicious actors accessed the data while it was unsecured.
Biostar 2 is a security system used by organizations around the…