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© Chaos Computer Club General | September 24, 2013

Well – that was easy

It didn't take long for someone to bypass Apple's new fingerprint security system for the new iPhone models. How easy was it? Damn easy by the looks of it.
In a press release the German hacker group – Chaos Computer Club (CCC) – explained how they successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's TouchID 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.

Apple released the new iPhone with a fingerprint sensor that was supposedly much more secure than previous fingerprint technology. However, the guys at CCC just showed that it might not be that secure.

Take a look at the video below. Notice that the person is programming the phone with his index finger and then opening in with his middle finger using an image of the fingerprint.

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