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    Default Security by fingerprints?

    It just took a few days and the method that worked already for other scanners is also successful with Apple's newest gadget.
    http://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2013/cc...-apple-touchid
    What's the point of encrypting everything into some obscure depths of a chip, the weak spot again is in front of the screen? And obviously Apple did not reinvent anything for the sensor, the same thing as used everywhere else.
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    Steve Jobs would never hv approved this nonsense! LOL

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    They should improvise the front facing camera to retina scan the eyes for authentication.
    "You will not be remembered for the gear you used, but by the photographs you created"

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    Default Re: Security by fingerprints?

    Quote Originally Posted by user12343 View Post
    They should improvise the front facing camera to retina scan the eyes for authentication.
    There is facial recognition tech already.
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    Did you see the steps to create that fake finger print? If someone go through that length to get your finger print, you'll have more thing to worry about than your iPhone.
    Btw, hacking a face recognition is damn easy, just need your photo.
    Hacking your passcode can be done by shoulder peeking and it's way easier than lifting your print.

    What Apple improve upon is the sensitivity and accuracy of the print reader. Previous print readers on mobile will often fail and require multiple tries which defeat the purpose of convenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    There is facial recognition tech already.
    Facial recognition not so reliable, retina is as unique as thumbprints.
    "You will not be remembered for the gear you used, but by the photographs you created"

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    Quote Originally Posted by htthach View Post
    Did you see the steps to create that fake finger print? If someone go through that length to get your finger print, you'll have more thing to worry about than your iPhone.
    The iPhone here is just another example. There are other things already in the market using fingerprint recognition as well and promising security and whatnot. I saw thumb drives already. The main point is in the article: don't try to secure your data with something that is easily available to many others: your fingerprint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    The iPhone here is just another example. There are other things already in the market using fingerprint recognition as well and promising security and whatnot. I saw thumb drives already. The main point is in the article: don't try to secure your data with something that is easily available to many others: your fingerprint.
    fingerprints, face and retina are the only body parts can be used for authentication...

    this is hilarious

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    Quote Originally Posted by htthach View Post
    Did you see the steps to create that fake finger print? If someone go through that length to get your finger print, you'll have more thing to worry about than your iPhone.
    Btw, hacking a face recognition is damn easy, just need your photo.
    Hacking your passcode can be done by shoulder peeking and it's way easier than lifting your print.

    What Apple improve upon is the sensitivity and accuracy of the print reader. Previous print readers on mobile will often fail and require multiple tries which defeat the purpose of convenience.
    yeah, now I'm more worried as all my bank accounts, CDP accounts are thumb printed...
    "You will not be remembered for the gear you used, but by the photographs you created"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahyooo View Post
    fingerprints, face and retina are the only body parts can be used for authentication...
    Says who?

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    Default Re: Security by fingerprints?

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    Says who?
    Very funny
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    Default Re: Security by fingerprints?

    take blood samples
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    take blood samples
    security by blood samples?

    all they need is to clone your DNA and Blood

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    Default Re: Security by fingerprints?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    take blood samples
    "Bloody iPhones everywhere .."
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