Chaos Computer Club breaks Apple TouchID

frank, Sept 23, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The problem with biometrics is that every hacker has a fully-functional development kit to start off with - themselves! So it's no surprise to read that "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."

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