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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

In less than 48 hours, iPhone's fingerprint reader is hacked.

Best lines from the article:

"We hope that this finally puts to rest the illusions people have about fingerprint biometrics," said CCC spokesman Frank Rieger. "It is plain stupid to use something that you can´t change and that you leave everywhere [on everything you touch] every day...."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/09/23/chaos_computer_club_breaks_iphone_defeats_iphone_fingerprint_reader.html