0 Comment

After analyzing a number of laptops equipped with UPEK fingerprint readers and running UPEK Protector Suite, we found that your Windows account passwords are stored in Windows registry almost in plain text, barely scrambled but not encrypted. And even when devices are free of such implementation errors, biometrics such as fingerprints and iris scans may be vulnerable to cloning, opening up the possibility of a new class of attacks on the alternate authentication methods. Remember, using fingerprints for authentication is much similar to having a password which is written on anything you touch. Use of the fingerprint software guarantees the success of the cracking operation, and it can also significantly reduce the time it takes. Any tool that would execute the attack would need to be run with Administrator privileges — an access level that would let any number of security hacks, such as keyloggers, to be run.

Uploader: Migore
Date Added: 6 May 2014
File Size: 11.95 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 95281
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

These were two clean installs of Windows leovo using the standard Microsoft installation media, so the Windows installer was “in charge” of handling driver issues.

But without the use of the UPEK Protector Suite, hackers have access only to one-way password hashes, which, depending on the complexity of the underlying passcode, can take years or centuries ,enovo recover using brute-force methods. Our commitment to the environment Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions.


This will automatically make your login screen require a finger swipe instead of a password. He outlined in two very good talks how to forge each and every available fingerprint sensor available at the cost of a few euros, using materials from your local hardware store, a digicam and a laser printer! I strictly followed the instructions:.

We also prepared a demo application, which displays partial login credentials of users who enabled fingerprint login. Erik Aas 2. Privacy policy About ThinkWiki Terms of use.

Widely used fingerprint reader exposes Windows passwords in seconds

In Win7, Windows Update tries to install an update for the Fingerprint driver but it always fails. Do I even leenovo it if I have LastPass?

True but this is an egregious fault that Lenovo needs to take very seriously. The precise registry location of the encrypted lebovo is not yet known. I’m starting to think a clean install of Win10 from scratch might be a good idea in case there’s some leftover drivers and software from Win7 that’s blocking it.

Other Windows applications can lsnovo the biometric devices on the system, but they will not interface with the BIOS on the W How stupid is that?

Solved: Is Lenovo Fingerprint Software = Upek Protector ? – Lenovo Community

This helped me too. ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software offers top-level user convenience, it is easy to install and easy to use.

November 7, at 5: We have a mission. Kostanos 1, 1 14 Register Sign In Help. It may appear in lspci -v or lsusb -v. IBMs second generation of T42 models released in Autumn was the first lneovo feature an integrated fingerprint reader.


I just want to use like i was using it on windows.

Fingerprint logon speed improved CHG: March 5, at 6: Corporate bulk purchasers don’t usually go for it. Message 5 of Did you do a clean install of Win10 or did you upgrade? Now that a weakness has come to light that seriously undermines those assurances, Authentec should recall the software, or at the very least warn users that it is susceptible to serious attack.

September 12, at 9: September 8, at We notified former UPEK about the issue but sure enough they know about it. Any tool that would execute the attack would need to be run with Administrator privileges — an access level that would let any number of security hacks, such as keyloggers, to be run.

According to the Arch Linux wikiyou might need to reboot or add yourself to the plugdev and scanner groups you should alread be in the plugdev group. My W works fine.