Yes, but not so fast. What’s that got to do with handfuls of candy (see photo) you ask?
Apple just announced that their newest iPhone has a security feature called ‘Touch ID’. This new biometric tool allows users to store their fingerprint data inside the phone as an added security measure.
Many are questioning whether this technology improves the iPhone or if it can be easily hacked or bypassed. The company that developed the iPhone technology (Authentec) was gobbled up by Apple in one of their most expensive acquisitions ever.
Security technologist Bruce Schneier recently pointed out that fingerprint readers have a history of vulnerability and some systems can even be fooled by a simple photocopy of a fingerprint. Schneier says that a German researcher once fooled a system using a fake print made of the same gelatin-like ingredient in Gummy bears! Not so sweet. Continue Reading…