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iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor hacked by Germany’s Chaos Computer Club

iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor hacked by Germany’s Chaos Computer Club

 

Biometrics are not safe, says famous hacker team who provide video showing how they could use a fake fingerprint to bypass phone’s security lockscreen

 

Germany’s Chaos Computer Club says it has cracked the protection around Apple’s fingerprint sensor on its new iPhone 5S, just two days after the device went on sale worldwide.

In a post on their site, the group says that their biometric hacking team took a fingerprint of the user, photographed from a glass surface, and then created a “fake fingerprint” which could be put onto a thin film and used with a real finger to unlock the phone.