[LINK] Oh well -- it was good for the week it lasted

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Sep 23 11:13:42 AEST 2013

It's worthwhile viewing the video first (to make any sort of assessment) and then read the plethora of comments ridiculing the so-called 'hack'. 

To be fair, it would be simpler to hold a gun to the person's head and get them to unlock the phone. 

But it makes a good story. 


On 23/09/2013, at 10:14 AM, Alan Hargreaves <Alan.Hargreaves at Oracle.COM> wrote:

> I've always said that Hollywood has much to answer for on the use of Fingerprint scanners as an authenticator. They are far too easy to fool (even mythbusters did an episode on this). A fingerprint scanner, at best, has a use as an identifier (eg replacement for a login name or some such), but not as an authenticator.
> Regards,
> Alan Hargreaves
> On 09/23/13 10:00, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> Apple iPhone fingerprint security broken through (already)
>> http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/hackers-crack-apples-fingerprint-scanner-20130923-2u8qf.html
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