QR code SQL injection and other vulnerabilities in a popular biometric terminal


Biometric scanners offer a unique way to resolve the conflict between security and usability.

They help to identify a person by their unique biological characteristics – a fairly reliable process that does not require the user to exert any extra effort. Yet, biometric scanners, as any other tech, have their weaknesses. This article touches on biometric scanner security from the red team’s perspective and uses the example of a popular hybrid terminal model to demonstrate approaches to scanner analysis.

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Source: Kaspersky


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