Friday, October 3, 2014

iPhone 6 TouchID scanner susceptible to hacking.

As far as Apple TouchID fingerprint security scanner is concerned it is pretty much the same as what we had in iPhone 5s. Apple iPhone 6 TouchID is still prone to hacking like last year's TouchID. It plays a vital part in the company's upcoming mobile payment service. According to a researcher at cyber security company Lookout Inc., TouchID can be hacked and can be used for fraudulent activities. To prove his point security researcher Marc Rogers created an exploit in which he used multiple forged fingerprints in order to deceive the scanner by using the same technique that was used by him when exploiting iPhone 5s. TouchID does not have time-out feature which allows attackers to perform brute-force attacks. <more>

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