Yahoo adds fingerprint security support to mail app on Android

September 26, 2016 - 

A few days after Yahoo announced one of the biggest password leaks ever, it has added fingerprints security support to the mail app on Android.

According to a report in Android Police, the fingerprint API is what’s used in the Nexus 6P and 5X, and presumably upcoming Pixel-branded phones, plus any Android device with a fingerprint reader that doesn’t implement its own custom security API.

The update allows users to input either a fingerprint or a custom, app-specific password to access account changes and the app itself, both of which are optional.

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