Major breach discovered in biometric system

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Major breach discovered in biometric system

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A public database containing personally identifiable information such as facial scans and fingerprint information has been discovered. More than 1 million users may have been affected by the leak, which was found on a database for a company that serves UK banks and the Metropolitan Police. Security researchers revealed that the company’s Biostar 2 platform, which uses facial recognition and fingerprints, was unprotected and mostly unencrypted. They added that this posed further danger as users “cannot change their fingerprint”.