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Hackers breaks Apple’s Touch ID using a fake printed finger (video)


Hackers breaks Apple’s Touch ID using a fake printed finger (video)

Yesterday, Apple posted a help document on its website showing the security safeguards it takes for the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s. Today, some hackers could break Apple's Touch ID security and bypass the biometric security of Apple's Touch ID using easy everyday means.

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has successfully broke Apple's Touch ID using a fake printed finger. The team posted details and steps they took:
The method follows the steps outlined in this how-to with materials that can be found in almost every household: First, the fingerprint of the enroled user is photographed with 2400 dpi resolution. The resulting image is then cleaned up, inverted and laser printed with 1200 dpi onto transparent sheet with a thick toner setting. Finally, pink latex milk or white woodglue is smeared into the pattern created by the toner onto the transparent sheet. 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. This process has been used with minor refinements and variations against the vast majority of fingerprint sensors on the market. 
"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. "The public should no longer be fooled by the biometrics industry with false security claims. Biometrics is fundamentally a technology designed for oppression and control, not for securing everyday device access."
Check out the demonstration video below:

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