Scary Study Says iPhone’s Fingerprint Scanner Is Way Less Secure Than You Think
- Alexandra Strickler for Elite Daily April 13th, 2017
- Source: http://elitedaily.com/news/scary-study-says-iphone-fingerprint-scanner-not-secure/1860198/
The invention of the iPhone fingerprint scanner was pretty dope when it first came out.
It felt like some serious “Men in Black” shit to simply press my thumb to the home button and watch all my apps magically appear before me.
But, as always, there’s a catch to this system.
Researchers from New York University and Michigan State University recently uncovered vulnerabilities in common fingerprint scanners.
They claimed they were able to create a set of synthetic “master prints,” which can apparently match multiple patterns, and thus bypass the system up to 65 percent of the time.