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September 23, 2013

Apple’s Touch ID system bypassed already by Chaos Computer Club


The Chaos Computer Club are today claiming to have bypassed Apple’s new Touch ID that features on the new iPhone 5s. The new Touch ID on the 5s allows users to unlock there device with a finger scan and also make iTunes purchases using the same method. The statement released on there blog says that in order to bypass the system they had to take a photo of the original user’s fingerprint. The full how to is below along with a video demonstrating the process.

First, the fingerprint of the enroled user is photographed with 2400 dpi resolution. The resulting image is then cleaned up, inverted and laser printed with 1200 dpi onto transparent sheet with a thick toner setting. Finally, pink latex milk or white woodglue is smeared into the pattern created by the toner onto the transparent sheet. After it cures, the thin latex sheet is lifted from the sheet, breathed on to make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone. This process has been used with minor refinements and variations against the vast majority of fingerprint sensors on the market.

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