Sources: CCC [press release], Is Touch ID Hacked Yet [YES!], YouTube [CCC]
quote: Researchers Call Tech "Plain Stupid"
quote: This feature is rather innovative in my opinion.
quote: Imagine how popular Bob would have been if Apple has pushed him to all its stupid customers.
quote: I've always been pissed at Apple for not copying more. After all, there was Microsoft Bob. Bob could have been big. Imagine how popular Bob would have been if Apple has pushed him to all its stupid customers.
quote: Lisa OS and the Mac OS
quote: In the Authentec/Apple patent a fingertip is imaged via a different technique: Radiofrequency scanning. Skin and flesh, thanks to the cocktail of chemicals they contain, have their own electrical signature--meaning a human body can in fact block a radio signal of the right frequency, while other frequencies sail right through us more or less unaffected. The sensor in the new patent makes use of this fact by sending out very precise radio signals over a very short range and detecting the signals that have been affected by the bumps and gaps in a human fingertip. Basically the tiny ridges of flesh in a fingerprint affect the electrical signals coming from the sensor array in a measurable way, allowing the device to calculate the position and alignment of all the whorls and loops.The advantage of this system is that you couldn't fool it with an image of a fingerprint or a latex cast of a fingerprint because the RF signals from the sensor have to interact with a material that has a flesh-like radio response in order to register the print. It's suggested that the sensor can also detect live tissue beyond the simple skin of a fingerprint, which removes the one scary scenario whereby a determined thief would "steal" the finger in question.Offering total security via reliable fingerprint technology built right in is a big deal for corporate and government IT. I expect this will make the iPhone 5S the default phone for corporate customers.
quote: The problem is that nothing is full proof
quote: What is required is to increase security and increase ease of use. That's difficult but Apple has done it with Touch ID combined with the new Phone Activation Lock feature.
quote: how using Touch ID to unlock the phone is so much simpler and easier than entering a passcode every time
quote: I've never heard of a thief in first world country that will go to that kinda of length.
quote: Do you honestly think 4-PIN passcode is more secure than TouchID?
quote: It's a whole lot more secure than no passcode or with passcode.
quote: News flash, there is no locking mechanism short of a private army that will hold any of your possessions safe for any length of time if someone really wanted to get to it.
quote: Yes there is, a long un-guessable encrypted password. Sure, you *could* break it maybe, but it would take years. iTouch is defeated in a manner of hours.
quote: Assuming you can enter a 4 digit key code in about 6 seconds it would take a human less than 24 hours to get into.
quote: So to break into and/or reuse a stolen or lost iPhone protected with Touch ID and the new iOS 7 Activation Lock a miscreant must do the following...
quote: So let's see, you lock your front door with a lock that can be crow-barred open right? You lock your gate with a lock that can be opened in 3 seconds with a large bolt cutter?
quote: News flash, there is no locking mechanism short of a private army that will hold any of your possessions safe for any length of time if someone really wanted to get to it. The point is just to make it difficult enough for them not to want to try.
quote: This feature is rather innovative in my opinion. It's not perfect, but its more than good enough. I am not an Apple-fanboi, but I dislike shoddy arguments. This article is just that.
quote: The point still stands that these prints are not easily accessible enough to a thief to call this technology useless.
quote: How many high resolutions copies of my finger prints exist out in the wild for some would-be iPhone thief to acquire?
quote: quote: Researchers Call Tech "Plain Stupid" ...which happens to match up nicely with their customer base.
quote: “Update to iOS 7 and become waterproof” claims the ad (see below) explaining that “In an emergency, a smart-switch will shut off the phone’s power supply and corresponding components to prevent any damage to your iPhone’s delicate circuitry.”Users who believed the advert reportedly upgraded their iPhones and dunked the devices to test the feature, only to find that they had broken the expensive gadgets.
quote: infinite improvement in security compared to my previous method
quote: If your previous security is 0 then even 0.1 is an infinite improvement.
quote: it isn't just aimed at people with no security
quote: who missess their pinky that much anyways
quote: you don't need a gimmicky fingerprint scanner to secure your phone from casual thieves and opportunistic punks.
quote: A simple 4-digit security code will do the job even better
quote: Good call apple.. good call. They don't even need your finger... they'll just grab the glass you just used 4 minutes ago.
quote: you need to print onto a transparent sheet and after printing; you need to lift the fingerprint onto a polymer using "pink latex milk or white woodglue". The latex layer is then cured and lifted, and breathed upon to "make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone."
quote: Touch ID is only one part of your iPhone’s security system. In setting it up, you must also set up a passcode (as a fallback identification system in case fingerprint recognition fails). If you choose not to use the fingerprint scanner, you can always swipe to the right on the lock screen at any time to access the passcode entry screen.