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Iphone 5 fingerprint sensor allegedly hacked.
All you need is a laser printer and latex or wood glue.
jecasc




msg:4611842
 7:51 pm on Sep 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

The german Chao Computer Club has allegedly hacked the fingerprint sensor of the iphone 5 with the same method they have used in the past to hack other fingerprint sensors, like a payment system in a supermarket. All it took for the iphone was a higher resolution.

1. Make a photo of a fingerprint the owner has for example left on his iphone.

2. Print the fingerprint on a transparency film with a laser printer with 1200 dpi.

3. Put latex or wood glue on the print, wait till it is dry and you are ready to go.

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Not very surprising. Using something as a security measure you leave everywhere, everyday is simply plain stupid - like leaving the key in the lock and call it secure. Especially troubeling since the fingerprint is not only used to unlock the phone but also to make purchases.

 

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