Apple Fingerprint Security Scanner Hacked?

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 03:28 PM

The glass cube covering the Park Avenue Apple Store stays uncovered on Sunday afternoon. (Caitlyn Kim/WNYC)

That didn’t take long.

A group of German hackers announced it has found a way to hack Apple’s new fingerprint scanner and unlock the new iPhone 5S.

Members of the Chaos Computer Club said they bypassed the biometric security of Apple's Touch ID using easy everyday means.

Apple insists the technology protects user information and points out that finding another person with a close enough fingerprint is a 1 in 50,000 chance.

But the German hackers say they did it by grabbing prints off glass.

If true, it will only keep the black market in cell phones going strong.


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Comments [1]

Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Gotta add some tests to the mix.

Sensors that measures heart rate, Oxygen saturation, body temperature. May be difficult if one has cold hands from being outside.

Sep. 25 2013 09:46 AM

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