Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Software On Older Windows Machines is Vulnerable to Hacks
Fingerprint manager software helps to make your digital world more secure and more convenient with the most progressive security technologies. A vulnerability exists in Lenovo’s in-house Fingerprint Manager Pro software. Lenovo has acknowledged the flaw and released an update to its Fingerprint Manager Pro as a part of its mitigation strategy.
A vulnerability has identified in Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro. It is specifically designed for Lenovo ThinkPad, ThinkStation, and ThinkCentre. It runs on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.Hackers can easily access the windows login and fingerprint data. So the scope of the vulnerability is increasing.
Lenovo announced a security vulnerability in the utility to encrypt Windows login credentials using a weak algorithm. It contains a hard-coded password.
Vulnerability does not threats Windows 10 so the user running Windows 10 should not panic. It remains unaffected on systems with Windows 10. As the new operating system uses Microsoft’s built-in fingerprint reader support through Windows Hello. Also, we can not exploit vulnerability via the internet, only with local access. It limits users’ exposure quite a bit.
With the use of local access, you can exploit a vulnerability. Late last week, a huge portion of those machines has a potentially serious security flaw.
Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro may be installed on the different system. They are ThinkPad L560, ThinkPad P40 Yoga, ThinkPad P50s Yoga, ThinkPad T440, ThinkPad T440p, ThinkPad T440s, ThinkPad T450, ThinkPad T450s, ThinkPad T460, ThinkPad T540p, ThinkPad T550, ThinkPad T560, ThinkPad W540, ThinkPad W541, ThinkPad W550s, ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20A7, 20A8), ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20BS, 20BT), ThinkPad X240, ThinkPad X240s, etc. For more information about the system, you can see here.
The good part is that You can fix the issue. For that, you make sure that you’re running Fingerprint Manager Pro version 8.01.87 or higher.