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Submitted by Settler 212d 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  +   212d ago
Now they going to get the $50.000 dollar bounty for doing it :D
cell989  +   212d ago
well that was fast
boing1  +   211d ago
I lol'ed.
Software_Lover  +   211d ago
But I thought it was so revolutionary
Racer-X  +   211d ago
Revolutionarily fast to hack. Yes I know that's not a word 😂😂
The_Infected  +   211d ago
Everything can be hacked eventually.
Tiqila  +   211d ago
why is it that bank accounts not get hacked then?
The_Infected  +   211d ago
@Tiqila

A simple search would prove you wrong.
quenomamen  +   211d ago
Homeboy on crack ? Hands shaking like he stole something. Damn
ShowGun901  +   200d 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...

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