The iPad 5 will offer the same Touch ID fingerprint sensor found in the iPhone 5S, at least if an image leaked by a Chinese blog site is legit.
Offered by Chinese site Chinese site ctechcn.com, the image shows what purports to be the fifth-generation iPad with a home button that looks just like the one on the 5S. That home button incorporates Apple's Touch ID sensor, which allows users to unlock their device via fingerprint recognition.
A recent video from Unbox Therapy suggests that the Touch ID sensor from an iPhone 5S would fit perfectly into the … Read more
One big question in the lead-up to Apple's next iPad refresh, expected later this month, is whether Apple will include the new Touch ID technology found in the iPhone 5S.
In a new video, Unbox Therapy explores that possibility, pointing to the fact that the home button Apple's used in previous iPad models (including last year's) does not fit in some of the purported front glass panels making the rounds.
The video maker, which has posted a handful of other leaked parts believed to belong to Apple's next tablet models, shows a Touch ID sensor from an iPhone 5S fitting perfectly inside the openings on panels for both the next iPad and iPad Mini. That would seemingly suggest Apple plans to include the hardware feature on those devices. … Read more
One of the hackers who recently tricked Apple's fingerprint sensor now has a video out showing just how he does it.
Earlier this week, a group of hackers in Germany, known as the Chaos Computer Club, took credit for bypassing the biometric security on the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. That hack was accomplished by scanning someone's fingerprint and ultimately using that to gain access to that person's iPhone 5S.
Posted on Vimeo by one of the hackers known as Starbug, the video takes us through the entire process from the initial scan to the actual fingerprint trickery. … Read more
Well, that didn't take long. Barely 48 hours after the iPhone 5S hit the streets, its Touch ID fingerprint sensor has been fooled by a Germany-based group called the Chaos Computer Club and confirmed independently.
Independent security researchers confirmed that the successful iPhone hack, by a researcher named Starbug, unlocked the iPhone 5S with a fingerprint that had been transposed onto a thin strip of what appears to be latex. Videos by Starbug and the security researchers who were able to replicate Starbug's methodology don't show how the fingerprint was transposed to the latex, but they do … Read more
If you're one of those paranoid types who worries that the iPhone 5S and its new fingerprint sensor could lead to a rash of finger amputations by would-be thieves, the below videos could offer some comfort -- or lead to even gorier nightmares.
According to Japan's Rocket News, it appears to be possible to register other uniquely "printed" parts of your body on your iPhone 5S and use them to unlock the phone. In this first demonstration, the phone is successfully unlocked with a man's nipple. He then passes the device on to his friend, and the iPhone fails to recognize his buddy's bosom. … Read more
A day after the iPhone 5S hit the streets, a group of hackers in Germany said they have bypassed the biometric security on Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor by using "easy everyday means."
The Chaos Computer Club announced late Saturday that it defeated the security system by photographing an iPhone user's fingerprint from a glass surface and using that captured image to verify the user's login credentials. The Touch ID sensor, which resides under the home button of the iPhone 5S, can replace the four-digit passcode to unlock the handset and authorize iTunes Store … Read more
The iPhone 5S won't hit the streets until tomorrow, but there's already more than $16,000 in cash offered to the first person to hack its Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Soon after DePetrillo promoted the Touch ID site on Twitter, he was joined by Robert David Graham, a security researcher at Errata Security who created one of the first personal firewalls, and most recently the sidejacking technique for "eavesdropping" on browser cookies. … Read more
One of Madison Avenue's more famous advertisements from the late 1970s noted that when E.F. Hutton talks, people listen. That referred to a famous Wall Street broker of the day. But the same adage might easily apply to Apple, whose product and design decisions have often been signposts for the rest of the tech industry.
Apple is no stranger to being a trendsetter. The company has pioneered a number of tools and features that competitors later made standard, like the CD-ROM drive and the computer mouse. The list extends to 3.5-inch disks, home printers, glass touchscreens, and … Read more