Hacker video shows how to thwart Apple’s Touch ID

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Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET/Vimeo)

One of the hackers who recently tricked Apple ‘s fingerprint sensor now has a video out showing just how he does it.

Earlier this week, a group of hackers in Germany known as the Chaos Computer Club took credit for bypassing the biometric security on the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. That hack was accomplished by scanning someone’s fingerprint and ultimately using that to gain access to that person’s iPhone 5S.

Posted on Vimeo by one of the hackers known as Starbug, the video takes us through the entire process from the initial scan to the actual fingerprint trickery. The hacker scans an iPhone 5S that already has someone’s fingerprint. He then tweaks the scan to perfect the image of the fingerprint.

The scan is printed to paper and then to a circuit board, which undergoes a chemical bath. A dummy print eventually emerges, which is used to fool the security of the Touch ID, thus giving the hacker entry into the iPhone .

Starbug told Ars Technica that the hack posed no challenge. He said he expecte… [Read more]

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID


Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

 

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

 

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

 

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

 

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

Hacker video shows how to thwart Apples Touch ID

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