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Galaxy S6 fingerprint sensor can be used to log into websites

The fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge has a neat little feature. Some of the uses that were advertised include securing access to the device as well as authorizing PayPal and Samsung Pay payments. It also has another feature which will allow users to log into websites by simply using the fingerprint that they have already set up. This means that users will no longer have to enter username and passwords on websites that they regularly visit. Simply tap to login and then use the fingerprint sensor.

The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge will automatically ask users if they want to use this feature when they log into a website for the first time using their credentials. If they accept from that moment onwards whenever they have to log into that website they simply use the fingerprint sensor. Those who don’t want this feature can continue to use their credentials. This isn’t groundbreaking stuff, iPhone users can already do this courtesy of iCloud Keychain, but it certainly adds more value to the fingerprint sensor on Samsung’s latest flagships.

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kronicle
kronicle

I wish more people understood just how these features work for ultimate security each and every time you complete a log in or transaction. With KNOX 2.x now having been integrated right into the Android 5.x Lollipop OS, it’s now integrating two step remote authentication. Which is process that is utilizing ARM Trustzone local on chip security as first step verification to go with sending a remote request to both the web site and Samsung (BB’s BES encryption servers) for ultimate login and transaction security as the only fully approved FIDO Approved Devices out right now! If either returns it’s… Read more »

Sasmungivany
Sasmungivany

The Note 4 Had this feature in 4.4.4 and also in Germany lollipop.
Sorry, But this is nothing new…

sanayp
sanayp

That is only for Paypal the Note 4

Sasmungivany
Sasmungivany

No, I have it in my note 4 browser, Not paypal…

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

You wrote this article like the Note 4 can’t do this too.

SamMobile1811
SamMobile1811

Agreed !! Note 4 have it !

kronicle
kronicle

Yes but only with KNOX 2.x being integrated right into Lollipop upgrade inside the kernel and not merely tacked on top the Chrome browser itself! If…. download IBM’s Mobile Trusteer App in Play Store it certainly will give you similar transaction and login protection. But as an add on, you won’t get deep integration inside the core of the Linux kernel itself the way Lollipop now brings with KNOX security features built right into it!

PeerBr
PeerBr

Demoed with the built-in browser. Without support for the browsers that are actually used (Chrome, Opera), this is another feature made for the trashcan.

Since Chrome can already save your passwords, and since you log into your phone using fingerprints, this feature is even more useless.

Sammysamsam1
Sammysamsam1

For your info, I use the samsung’s stock browser more than Google’s because i like how the tabs are laid out when switching and also it plays nice with the Spen. What I dont like is the the stup globe icon and the name “internet”. Thats really boring and dumb.

Anyway i like the fingerprint sign in…its a convenient use for the scanner

Multiplexing
Multiplexing

I’m a hundred percent with you…

kronicle
kronicle

For your information Samsung pioneered Biometric Authentication Technology as far back as the 90’s in Secure Access Door Locks. They were the first to put a fingerprint sensor Professional Notebooks in 2002 and went on to use AuthenTec’s (way before Apple bought them out from under the entire market) first ever Touch ID sensor in 2004 in High Security Access Door Locks. If they were a fail… we’d have certainly known it by now! ;-P With this new system combined with KNOX Enterprise level Security, everything is tokenized and no passwords or information ever need to be stored on the… Read more »

PeerBr
PeerBr

“Kronicle”, no need to become defensive and call people stupid or addicted. I’m not your buddy, either.

I’m simply saying that if you authenticate to your phone with whatever method, from a security point of view it is nonsense to require the same method again for performing certain actions thereafter. That is just annoying. What is great is that the swiping will be gone, because that is an error-prone pain on the S5 & Note 4.

kronicle
kronicle

I’m not going to argue with you buddy! ;-P I just don’t think you have the knowledge or expertise to dispute what I’m saying. You should maybe do some more research on how this all works and maybe you’ll understand why the US Navy and FBI are only using NSA approved KNOX 2.x licensed devices for their own highly secure network! Get a grip and don’t bend over any where near any hackers or you’re bound to get screwed! ^_*

Daistaar
Daistaar

Yeah Kronicle, I don’t think you quite know or understand how Knox works. Or actually how credential authentication seems to work. I bet you think people’s passwords are kept in plain text in a cookie in a folder on a person’s device. Silly wabbit…

kronicle
kronicle

Wrong! It’s you and your buddy…. lol….. PEERBR… who don’t know how KNOX integration right into the Android 5.0 kernel works. First of all with 5.0 Lollipop comes ChromeOS Best Practices Security features w/ multi-celled partitions (ChromOS is dynamic always shifting over 30 or more sandboxed partitions). All you really need to understand is that Samsung has integrated IBM’s Secure Browser Trusteer App right into the stock browser. So to understand how that differs from Chrome Browser, still needing the Play Store IBM Trusteer App to get the same kind of online transaction protection! Understand too…. that Samsung’s KNOX isn’t… Read more »

johnpetrol
johnpetrol

You can use Lastpass for that. Its compatible with fingerprint reader on the galaxy S5, so i imagine it will work on the S6 too, or they will update it to work with the S6. And it works with chrome and any other app you like. I’ll leave it up to you to decide how safe it is storing your passwords in the cloud … tho