Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Why I Hacked Apple’s TouchID, And Still Think It Is Awesome. | The Official Lookout Blog

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"So what do we learn from all this?
Practically, an attack is still a little bit in the realm of a John le Carré novel. It is certainly not something your average street thief would be able to do, and even then, they would have to get lucky.  Don’t forget you only get five attempts before TouchID rejects all fingerprints requiring a PIN code to unlock it. However, let’s be clear, TouchID is unlikely to withstand a targeted attack. A dedicated attacker with time and resources to observe his victim and collect data, is probably not going to see TouchID as much of a challenge. Luckily this isn’t a threat that many of us face."
Why I Hacked Apple’s TouchID, And Still Think It Is Awesome. | The Official Lookout Blog
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