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Old Tricks Help German Hackers Bypass iPhone 5s Touch ID Security

TracyMiller

Sep 26, 2013, 12:43 AM
Apple's Touch ID authentication system can be defeated using a well-honed technique for creating a latex copy of someone's fingerprint, according to a German hacking group.

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...
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Poison Ivy

Sep 29, 2013, 10:22 AM
was about the only "cool" improvement on the "new" iPhone 5S. Guess it's not that cool anymore...
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