Comcast Mobile is the first mobile fingerprinting and authentication company to announce its mobile fingerprint business.
The company’s announcement came just a few days after the FBI released a statement accusing Comcast of providing “vulnerabilities” to “cyber criminals.”
The FBI said it had discovered that the company had “enabled a network-based backdoor, known as Mobile FingerPrinting Protocol, which allows attackers to access sensitive information such as payment card numbers and credit card numbers.”
The company says that Mobile FingerPR is designed to “impose a secure fingerprinting service, where the user’s fingerprint is stored locally on the device, and can be used for authentication, authorization, and even data collection.”
The FBI also said that the device would allow hackers to steal customer information.
It’s not clear if Mobile FingerPHP will also work with Apple Pay, which was also reported to be vulnerable.