Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chicago Grid | Why the iPhone fingerprint hack is nothing to worry about

Excerpt from an Andy Ihnatko iPhone 5s security snapshot
"Touch ID isn’t about security. It’s about convenience. Touch ID does for the lock screen what Time Machine did for backups. It’s not the strongest solution available, but almost all consumers will see it as a more livable solution. The whole point is to get people to perform regular backups of their data, dammit, and to secure their phones with pass codes, ditto. Many people don’t bother securing their phones at all. They wake their phones dozens of times a day for trivial functions that take all of ten seconds, and punching in a code before the magic happens harshes their iPhone buzz."
Chicago Grid | Why the iPhone fingerprint hack is nothing to worry about
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