Old Tricks Help German Hackers Bypass iPhone 5s Touch ID Security
The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), which hosts an annual hacking conference and publishes computer security research, wrote on its blog that their experiment shows that fingerprint authentication "should be avoided."
Apple introduced Touch ID with its latest high-end iPhone 5S on Sept. 10. A person's "fingerprint is one of the best passcodes in the world. It's always with you, and no two are exactly alike," according to the company's website.
A hacker who goes by the name Starbug found that while Touch ID scans at a higher resolution, it can be beaten by increasing t...