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New Flaws in Fingerprint Sensors Let Attackers Bypass Windows Hello Login

November 22, 2023


A new research has uncovered multiple vulnerabilities that could be exploited to bypass Windows Hello authentication on Dell Inspiron 15, Lenovo ThinkPad T14, and Microsoft Surface Pro X laptops.

The flaws were discovered by researchers at hardware and software product security and offensive research firm Blackwing Intelligence, who found the weaknesses in the fingerprint sensors from Goodix, Synaptics, and ELAN that are embedded into the devices.

A prerequisite for the fingerprint reader exploits is that the users of the targeted laptops have fingerprint authentication already set up.

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