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Biostar security software ‘leaked a million fingerprints’

Biostar security software ‘leaked a million fingerprints’

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More than a million fingerprints and other sensitive data have been exposed online by a biometric security firm, researchers say.Researchers working with cyber-security firm VPNMentor say they accessed data from a security tool called Biostar 2.It is used by thousands of companies worldwide, including the UK's Metropolitan Police, to control access to specific parts of secure facilities.Suprema, the firm that offers Biostar 2, said it was addressing the issue."If there has been any definite threat on our products and/or services, we will take immediate actions and make appropriate announcements to protect our customers' valuable businesses and assets," a company spokesman told the Guardian.According to VPNMentor, the exposed data...