Posted by: David Harley | September 22, 2013

About that iPhone 5s Fingerprint Sensor…

Chaos Computer Club claim to have ” successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple’s TouchID using easy everyday means.” I don’t know that I agree that ‘Biometrics is fundamentally a technology designed for oppression and control, not for securing everyday device access’, but the article includes links to a video and ‘how-to’ that certainly provide food for thoughts.

Paul Ducklin comments for Sophos: Chaos Computer Club claims to have “cracked” the iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor.

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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Responses

  1. I recommend https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2013/09/23/why-i-hacked-apples-touchid-and-still-think-it-is-awesome/ or my blog, http://therealnirv.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/why-i-hacked-apples-touchid-and-still-think-it-is-awesome/

    Bascially, it can be hacked but it is NOT trivial and you need to devote some expense and expertise to achieve.

    • Thanks for that. I edited your comment slightly to use the real URLs rather than shortened URLs for the links, just for the benefit of suspicious people like me. That certainly puts things into perspective somewhat.

      • Much obliged. I intended to include the full URL, I too like to know hat I will click on but they are long URLs.


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