Updated Touch ID in the iPhone 6 harder to crack than fingerprint iPhone 5s




An expert in the field of information security Mark Rogers conducted an experiment in which he attempted to hack fingerprint module Touch ID smartphone iPhone 6. Rogers came to the conclusion that despite the enhanced protection of the sensor of the second generation, it can still be hacked specialists.


Biometric scanner built into the iPhone 6 button Home, to use it you must first create a backup identification code and enter the print samples of the fingers, with which the user will unlock the phone.

To crack Touch ID Roget photographed fingerprint of the holder iPhone. He then processed the photo in the “Photoshop” – cleaned up and invert color. Next he needed a film and a laser printer with a resolution of at least 1200 dpi and a thick layer of toner. Before you attach the “cast” button to iPhone, to print a paper copy must be applied latex milk or white carpenter’s glue. Rogers applied a similar technique in the past year to bypass the security scanner iPhone 5s.


The expert found that the second generation Touch ID more reliable than the original module iPhone 5s. It has a higher resolution and wider scan area. Impression should be made thicker to keep the opponent’s finger stood out. In addition, the need for a clearer picture of fingerprint images.

“Scanner Touch ID in the iPhone 6, as well as that of its predecessor, can be hacked. But that is no reason to panic. The operation will require special skills, patience and having a very good print – any trace of the finger will not work. Moreover, the process of converting the image into a suitable copy – quite a hard task. Therefore, this type of attack can be conducted only on an individual basis, “- says the expert.

Rogers noted that circumvent the protection of iPhone 6 at home is almost impossible. The method of breaking Touch ID is much more difficult to deceive scanners used “silicone” finger impression. From conventional scanner fakes “apple” smartphone protected.

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