The Germans managed to crack the protection Touch ID




The Germans managed to crack the protection Touch ID


Today, we talked about how to circumvent the protection of iOS 7 and illegally enter the gallery of the victim. However, as we found out the German hackers also have the ability to outwit the system of biometric security Touch ID, which is implemented in the new iPhone 5S . However, this would require much more effort and the availability of special technical equipment.

The team of hackers Chaos Computer Club published a video on his blog, which you can see how you can unlock your phone using the fingerprint images of the victim. According to the Germans, Touch ID is not significantly different from other biometric systems, with the only difference being that it prints scanned in a much higher resolution. So hackers photographed necessary fingerprints resolution is 2,400 dpi, then using a laser printer was applied to the transparent latex film and the resulting image – voila – a fingerprint scan successfully without the presence of the fingers themselves.

Thus, no matter how perfect the system Touch ID, if you are seriously concerned about protecting their personal information, though it would be preferable to use the long-established traditional way – the password. If a simple four figures you do not trust in iOS provides an opportunity to put a complex password.


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