Recently launched iPhone 5s, which is secured with Touch ID, is no longer secure. Chaos Computer Club (CCC), which is a group, demonstrated that fingerprint of the iphone user, photographed from a glass surface, is more than enough to design a fake finger that could be used to unlock the iphone.

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The complete process to develop the fake finger print is explained as follows. Firstly, the print was photographed with 2400 dots per inch resolution. Then, resulting image was cleansed, inverted and finally laser printed using 1200 dpi onto a transparent sheet using a thick toner setting. The pattern is then smeared with either pink latex milk or white wood glue on the transparent sheet.

 After setting, the thin latex print is separated from the sheet, breathed on to moisten it up and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the iphone. According to the CCC, this process is used with minor variations against the vast majority of fingerprint sensors available in the market.

Rejecting Apple’s claim that its fingerprint sensor is more secured than previous fingerprint technologies, CCC explained that it simply has a higher resolution in comparison to the previous sensors, so all it has to do is to increase the resolution of its fake.

In my opinion, customers should no longer be cheated with false security claims on the pretext of biometrics. Biometrics is fundamentally designed for oppression and control, not for securing day to day devices access.”

Apple’s spokesperson refused to respond to these allegations.

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Recently launched iPhone 5s, which is secured with Touch ID, is no longer secure. Chaos Computer Club (CCC), which is a group, demonstrated that fingerprint of the iphone user, photographed from a glass surface, is more than enough to design a fake finger that could be used to unlock...
Recently launched iPhone 5s, which is secured with Touch ID, is no longer secure. Chaos Computer Club (CCC), which is a group, demonstrated that fingerprint of the iphone user, photographed from a glass surface, is more than enough to design a fake finger that could be used to unlock the iphone. <a href="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/iphone-finger.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2381" alt="iphone finger" src="http://www.grasphub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/iphone-finger-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" /></a> The complete process to develop the fake finger print is explained as follows. Firstly, the print was photographed with 2400 dots per inch resolution. Then, resulting image was cleansed, inverted and finally laser printed using 1200 dpi onto a transparent sheet using a thick toner setting. The pattern is then smeared with either pink latex milk or white wood glue on the transparent sheet.  After setting, the thin latex print is separated from the sheet, breathed on to moisten it up and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the iphone. According to the CCC, this process is used with minor variations against the vast majority of fingerprint sensors available in the market. Rejecting Apple’s claim that its fingerprint sensor is more secured than previous fingerprint technologies, CCC explained that it simply has a higher resolution in comparison to the previous sensors, so all it has to do is to increase the resolution of its fake. In my opinion, customers should no longer be cheated with false security claims on the pretext of biometrics. Biometrics is fundamentally designed for oppression and control, not for securing day to day devices access." Apple’s spokesperson refused to respond to these allegations. .