Starting with the Galaxy S5, Samsung has been building fingerprint readers into the home buttons of its flagship devices. Their primary purpose is to give owners an alternative way of unlocking their phones. But some apps, such as LastPass, also take advantage of the hardware. Now another password manager has added support.
Dashlane's biometic authentication lets you swipe your fingerprint to automatically log in to sites or autofill information. It works on the Galaxy S5, S6, Note 4, and Note Edge. Dashlane will prompt you to enable the extra security when you fire up the app on one of these devices. Just swipe your finger over the home key to register your print.
Dashlane Integrates Samsung Biometrics Technology To Unlock Passwords, Accounts With A Fingerprint
NEW YORK – Dashlane, the password manager built for security and simplicity, is now compatible with Samsung’s latest biometric technology. Dashlane users can access everything they securely store in Dashlane, including passwords, notes, credit cards and personal information, simply by using their fingerprint to verify their identity.
Access passwords, secure notes, and other personal data on Samsung devices with a fingerprint.
The biometric compatibility increases both security and also convenience for Dashlane users who operate Samsung devices. Dashlane users can trigger fingerprint authentication in a few short steps by activating Finger Scanner in the phone’s settings, opening Dashlane on their Samsung device, and placing a finger on the home key for authentication.
Dashlane’s biometric authentication will work with all of Samsung’s most popular devices including Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy Note Edge.
Dashlane’s integration of Samsung’s biometric technology is another big step toward providing universal authentication on all platforms using all of the latest secure technologies. Samsung is the largest manufacturer of mobile devices in the world and the ability to provide its massive customer base with a login solution that improves security and is convenient to use, is a landmark moment in the password management space.
Emmanuel Schalit, Dashlane CEO, states:
We made a strategic decision after closing our B-Round 12 months ago to put as many resources into product development as possible, and the adoption of biometric technology in the Android ecosystem is just the latest example of our aggressive product roadmap. Dashlane already provided Touch ID login on iOS and at the end of May, we announced that we would be implementing fingerprint app login with the new Android M operating system.
Biometric technology is becoming more and more common on consumer devices and Dashlane will always utilize its world-class security expertise to integrate cutting-edge technology into our product. We will continue our mission of providing users with a secure, convenient identity solution that functions seamlessly across all of their devices.
The Samsung integration is the latest in a string of powerful mobile features Dashlane delivered to users in the past six weeks: