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Local Authentication

Testing Confirm Credentials

  • Does the app ensure the user has set lock screen pin?
  • Is the app using a big time window since last unlocked ?
  • is the unlocked key used during the application flow ?
    • if not a local authenication bypass maybe possible

Testing Biometric Authentication

  • Check for keywords BiometricManager, BiometricPrompt and FingerprintManager (Deprecated )
  • is it used on it 's own ?
    • is it generating a key and saving it in AndroidKeyStore? and retrieving it to get the data

Testing FingerprintManager

Make Sure the following is checked

  • permission set in the AndroidManifest.xml
    android:name="android.permission.USE_FINGERPRINT" />
  • Fingerprint hardware availability
  • protected lock screen set
  • At least one finger should be registered
  • application should have permission to ask for a user fingerprint context.checkSelfPermission(Manifest.permission.USE_FINGERPRINT) == PermissionResult.PERMISSION_GRANTED;
  • key resides inside secure hardware
    SecretKeyFactory factory = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance(getEncryptionKey().getAlgorithm(), ANDROID_KEYSTORE);
    KeyInfo secetkeyInfo = (KeyInfo) factory.getKeySpec(yourencryptionkeyhere, KeyInfo.class);