After Apple released the iPhone 5S with a fingerprint reader, there have been various mixed opinions. The issue with fingerprint readers is that while they could add an additional layer of security, they even have security flaws and frequently don’t work quite in addition to intended.

Fingerprint readers on mobile devices are nothing new, but Apple’s latest handset revived the postulate and it was just a matter of time before other manufacturers followed suit. First, it was HTC with the only Max, and more recently, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has landed.

The GS5 utilizes a fingerprint reader embedded in the house button, and, like Apple’s solution, it’s apparently pretty easy to ‘hack’ using a lifted fingerprint. The video above is from SRLabs and shows how a faux fingerprint can be utilized to realize unauthorized access to the Galaxy S5. Once you’re in, not just do you’ve full access to the telephone, you can too use your fake fingerprint to initiate Paypal transactions.

While Apple’s iPhone 5S requires a real password the primary time you boot a tool, Samsung has no such security method in place at the moment. In other words, if someone steals your phone and has the information to raise a latent fingerprint off your device — they are able to essentially do whatever they need together with your GS5.

Of course, in the event that your phone is lost or stolen, considered one of your first courses of actions must always be to make use of Android Device Manager — or whatever security software you use to your device — to fasten out or wipe your handset remotely. Still, it’d be nice if Samsung addresses this ‘hack’ method by a minimum of occasionally requiring a normal password in between boots.

What do you watched, does the existence of this ‘hack’ turn you off from using a fingerprint reader within the GS5 or another device for that matter- Conversely, do you are feeling that the danger is comparatively small and it’s well worth the added convenience of (arguably) quicker log-ins via a fingerprint-