CCC bypasses fingerprint scanner iPhone 5s with photo




The Chaos Computer Club, a German hacker organization, has succeeded to the fingerprint scanner iPhone 5s to get around with a picture of a fingerprint. This allows a phone with a fingerprint-protected can be unlocked.

The bypass the fingerprint scanner iPhone 5s, which went on sale last Friday, the CCC took relatively little effort, because the hackers used the technique also works with other fingerprint scanners. However, had the picture of the fingerprint, which was placed on a piece of glass taken 2400dpi with a higher resolution than hitherto required for fingerprint scanners.

After taking the picture should be a negative of the fingerprint are made so that the contours of the fingerprint have enough contrast. The negative is printed, the toner must leave. Thick layer with a resolution of 1200dpi with a laser printer on a transparent sheet Next, latex milk or wood glue lubricated. Across the fingerprint Once that is resolved, layer must be collected. Of the transparent sheet The layer of latex or wood glue can then be used to unlock the phone, after light has been made, for instance, by breathing on moist.

The CCC, a champion of privacy, states that the hack proves that fingerprints are not suitable as a means of authentication. “It is stupid to do something that you can not change and that you all leave to be used as means of authentication every day,” said CCC spokesman Frank Rieger in a statement. The organization has been conducting longer fight against fingerprints. In 2008 published the hackers collectively the fingerprint of Wolfgang Schauble, then the German Minister of the Interior, in a magazine


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