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Hackers crack the new iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner

In less than a week of the iphone 5s being released the new fingerprint scanner that is suppose to secure the iphone has already been hacked.  A man that goes by Starbug in berlin was the first to cracked the new scanner.  He basically used a higher resolution printer when printing the fingerprint because the iPhone uses a high resolution scanner.
At first glance this makes the iPhone 5s not very impressive and seems like the fingerprint scanner is a joke, but the likelihood of someone being able to get your fingerprint, have the correct printer, and know exactly how to use it to unlock your phone is slim.  I still see this being a great piece of security for mobile devices, and I think it is a great step in biological technology being infused with mobile technology.

 

http://mashable.com/2013/09/22/touch-id-hacker/

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