770°
Submitted by Settler 206d ago | news

Chaos Computer Club breaks Apple TouchID

Chaos Computer Club- The biometrics hacking team of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's TouchID using easy everyday means. A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5s secured with TouchID. This demonstrates – again – that fingerprint biometrics is unsuitable as access control method and should be avoided. (Phones, Services, TouchID)

Settler  +   206d ago
Now they going to get the $50.000 dollar bounty for doing it :D
cell989  +   206d ago
well that was fast
boing1  +   206d ago
I lol'ed.
Software_Lover  +   206d ago
But I thought it was so revolutionary
Racer-X  +   206d ago
Revolutionarily fast to hack. Yes I know that's not a word 😂😂
The_Infected  +   206d ago
Everything can be hacked eventually.
Tiqila  +   205d ago
why is it that bank accounts not get hacked then?
The_Infected  +   205d ago
@Tiqila

A simple search would prove you wrong.
quenomamen  +   205d ago
Homeboy on crack ? Hands shaking like he stole something. Damn
ShowGun901  +   194d ago
umm why do people think this is un-secure? first, most people don't bother with a pin to unlock their phone. second, a pin is as secure as somebody standing behind you looking at your screen... at least this takes skill and knowledge to break...

imagine the typical senerio... you lose your phone, and some jerk picks it up and decides to try to buy stuff off the app store... first try dosn't work on the fingerprint scanner. which senerio is more likely, he trys a few more times till he gets locked out, or he go gets one of the only (few) people on the planet with the knowledge and experience with biometric scanning technology to break into your phone...

its safer than good old 1-2-3-4 anyday, nobody said the FBI couldn't get into it...

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Nokia stops sales of Lumia 2520 tablet over electric shock fears

23m ago - Nokia has suspended sales of the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet over fears that the charger could give y... | Gadgets
30°

13 Best Text Messaging Apps for Android Phones 2014

23m ago - In this article I intend to cover some of the best text messaging apps for Android phones in 2014, | Software