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The New iPhone Fingerprint Sensor is Hackable

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on The New iPhone Fingerprint Sensor is Hackable

When Apple unveiled its new iPhone two weeks ago, one of the immediate questions concerned the phone’s new fingerprint sensor. The sensor’s supposed to automate security. Rather than typing in a password every time you unlock your phone, you just press your finger to the phone’s home button. It’s supposed to create a world wherein stolen iPhones are useless to thieves. But does it actually work?

Because the iPhone’s sensor depends on essentially taking a high resolution photo of your fingerprint, a fake fingerprint printed at a sufficiently high resolution does the job just as well. Read more

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