Apple's Touch ID Is Probably Doomed, And That's OK

When the iPhone X eventually arrives in November it will come loaded with a futuristic camera module that, if all goes right, should let you securely open your phone with little more than a glance. … “Fingerprint scanners have been around a long time,” Nasir Memon, a computer scientist with a focus on cyber security and chair of the New York University Tandon School of Engineering told Gizmodo. … According to Memon, who recently published a paper in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security based on his findings, each fingerprint creates eight to ten of these partial fingerprints, and due to the size of the sensor those partials are tiny.

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