Hackers Bypass Apple’s Touch ID With Lifted Fingerprint

22 Sep

by: FREDERIC LARDINOIS

Fingerprint scanners have always been vulnerable to hackers who are willing to go the extra mile to bypass them. Over the years, we’ve seen everything from people using Gummy BearsPlay-Doh and more sophisticated techniques to bypass these biometric scanners. It’s not really a surprise then, that Apple’sTouch ID fingerprint scanner on the new iPhone 5s is vulnerable to these kinds of hacks as well. As Germany’s Chaos Computer Club (CCC) announced today, it has managed tobypass TouchID by creating a fake finger that uses lifted prints to fool the scanner into believing it’s dealing with its rightful owner.

Full Story: http://techcrunch.com

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