Monday, September 23, 2013

Apple's "secure" fingerprint lock hacked two days after launch

Engadget posted the video below made by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) showing how easy it is to fool Apple's new iphone fingerprint security. Below that a bullshit video Apple made touting the "security" of fingerprint access, despite the fact that you leave images of your fingerprint on objects all day long. CCC spokesman Frank Rieger:

We hope that this finally puts to rest the illusions people have about fingerprint biometrics. It is plain stupid to use something that you can´t change and that you leave everywhere every day as a security token.

Expect Apple to yank the following video toute de suite. In it, the company brags that its demonstrably insecure fingerprint ID can even be used to authorize purchases — probably the most reckless, scary technology Apple has ever tried to con its users into adopting.

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