Apple's Touch ID fingerprint scanner has been hacked, group claims

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
A Berlin-based group of hackers claim they have successfully hacked the fingerprint reader on Apple’s new iPhone 5S just days after its release. The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) said fingerprints should not be used to secure anything as we leave...

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OliTheG

TS Member
Hey, so remember when I said about 4 days ago that it would be cracked the same way the Mythbusters got into a fingerprint door; by taking a mould of the fingerprint and putting it over a living finger, people laughed at me?

AHAHHAHAHA. I hate to say I told you so, but
 

lipe123

TS Evangelist
So just like in every spy movie EVER where the "evil guy" makes a thin fake fingerprint on something else and just places it over his own finger... yeah saw that one coming.
 

Tygerstrike

TS Enthusiast
A interesting suposition about them wanting our prints. Kinda funny if you think on it. Its a tiny shocking when you think how that fingerprint information could be used. If its not secure how many ppl would be able to use that information. Lets face it, if they murdered someone (the NSA) and they left a copy of your prints, could you prove your innocence??
 

dennis777

TS Enthusiast
Hey, so remember when I said about 4 days ago that it would be cracked the same way the Mythbusters got into a fingerprint door; by taking a mould of the fingerprint and putting it over a living finger, people laughed at me?

AHAHHAHAHA. I hate to say I told you so, but https://www.techspot.com/community/Hey, so remember when I said about 4 days ago that it would be cracked the same way the Mythbusters got into a fingerprint door; by taking a mould of the fingerprint and putting it over a living finger, people laughed at me? AHAHHAHAHA. I hate to say I told you so, but
apparently Apple did not watch that episode, hehe