The seven-year American walked fingerprint authentication on the iPhone 6




The seven-year American found a simple way to circumvent the biometric fingerprint authentication for iPhone 6. It is reported by CNN Money.


Harrison Greene made his way into the room of his sleeping father and pressed his finger on the fingerprint Touch ID on iPhone 6 Plus. So he had access to all the information on your smartphone. The clever child’s father – a professor at Johns Hopkins University, Matthew Green – did not suspect anything when I woke up.

This case demonstrates the major vulnerability well in so-called biometric identification methods. The professor himself teaches at the University computer security and cryptology and wonder that this story happened with him.

“This is really a serious problem. If you are arrested, biometrics reveals itself not at its best, “- said Green. He explained that this measure of protection can be easily circumvented, for example, if a person is arrested or suspected of a crime.

Technology Touch ID – fingerprint identification for the iPhone and iPad – has been met with some skepticism, because it challenges the rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution. Recently, the District Court of Virginia ruled that the police have the right to take the suspects fingerprints to unlock the iPhone – by analogy with the right to take DNA for forensic examination.


As for the baby, unlock the iPhone 6 Plus finger of his father, he only wanted to download toys from App Store. But, of course, security systems, based on fingerprints, will never be as reliable as passwords. Especially considering the fact that the information located on the fingertips, unlike codeword symbols physically available.

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