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iPhone 5s touch ID fingerprinting of Apple is already hacked

The new feature of locking down an iPhone 5s with touch ID fingerprinting has been into international talk of most large technology press websites.

There are some several who support apple that the touch ID fingerprinting is more secure but the internet is flooded of comments with people saying, that touch ID fingerprinting is simply not secure.

Even companies and certain individuals initialized a bug bounty program offering rewards to the person who can first hack  iPhone 5s touch ID fingerprinting.

Whether this is unfortunate for Apple or someway of better serving to its users, a hack of its iPhone 5s touch ID fingerprinting is already in place.

Experts from Chaos Computer Club revealed they have hacked the new feature of iPhone 5s using easy everyday means.

“A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5s secured with TouchID,” the experts explained in their blog post.

The embedded short video above shows how did the security experts from Chaos Computer Club hacked iPhone touch ID. The supposedly much more secure fingerprint technology falls into the hands of the organization of European hackers.

This is the alleged “how-to” of hacking the “iPhone 5s touch ID fingerprinting” with materials in everyday life.

  1. First, the fingerprint of the enroled user is photographed with 2400 dpi resolution.
  2. The resulting image is then cleaned up, inverted and laser printed with 1200 dpi onto transparent sheet with a thick toner setting.
  3. Finally, pink latex milk or white woodglue is smeared into the pattern created by the toner onto the transparent sheet.
  4. After it cures, the thin latex sheet is lifted from the sheet, breathed on to make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone.

“We hope that this finally puts to rest the illusions people have about fingerprint biometrics. It is plain stupid to use something that you can´t change and that you leave everywhere every day as a security token”, said Frank Rieger, spokesperson of the CCC. “

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