September 25, 2013

Apple’s TouchID Fingerprint Technology Cracked

On the day the iPhone 5S was released boasting the new TouchID fingerprint scanning technology, hackers in Germany’s Chaos Computer Club already cracked the code. They successfully unlocked a 5S after creating a “fake finger” latex mold from a photograph of a fingerprint. Senator Al Franken, who is an opponent of fingerprint biometrics, says this proves “it is plain stupid to use something that you can’t change and that you leave everywhere every day as a security token.”

[ Read the Article: Security Concerns Arise Over Apple’s TouchID Fingerprint Scanner ]

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