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Google Pixel 2’s HSM Protects Users Against Malicious Firmware Updates

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canadianvice

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Neat. Just remember though that your phone is only secure within certain parameters - in Canada, for instance, one can be compelled to give a fingerprint scan. I think this is permissible in the US as well.

So.... if you're running, make sure you take a moment to turn your phone off!
 

Christopher1

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That needs to change, Canadianvice. We need to change the laws so that a fingerprint is equivalent to a number or letter password and you cannot be compelled to give it without a warrant.
 

canadianvice

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The trouble is what they are. While I won't say I fundamentally disagree, a fingerprint is ultimately available for public consumption, so to speak.

Passwords and such are hidden in the last refuge, but anyone can see an fp. It may also be awk on account of police being allowed an fp database.

I imagine someone would try making an argument against that if fp were defined to be afforded 5th protection.
 
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