Samsung and PayPal bring NokNok into the relationship.

Earlier this month, PayPal and Samsung boldly announced a partnership whereby PayPal customers in 25 countries with Samsung S5 smartphones could log in to the payment system using their fingerprint. Shortly after this, it was announced that the fingerprint sensor in the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been spoofed with a fake fingerprint made of wood glue. Although the hack was acknowledged by a PayPal spokesperson, they remain confident in the security of the fingerprint sensor.  Samsung and PayPal have now forged ahead with their alliance by both choosing NokNok Labs as the authenticator for the biometric payments of the S5 Smartphone. While Samsung and PayPal appear to remain doggedly certain about the biometric integration, it will remain to be seen if the previously proven fingerprint spoof will cause problems down the line.

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