How Good Is the iPhone 5s' TouchID?

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Rock_n_Rolla

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Dang Tom's Hardware! Reading this got me laughing really!! Good article Ahe! :) Tho
this may sound a bit insulting to Apple regarding their new iPhone 5 security feature
and to all Iphone 5 fanatics out there but no offense to them really, its just that it's kinda
weird that a lot of people are giving a lot of emphasis and having issues regarding that
finger print scanner feature of the new iPhone 5, frankly saying majority of people
wouldn't save their ATM pin number or their secret password of the porn sites they are
visiting or any sensitive financial and money related info that anyone could exploit and make money out of it incase they stole someone's iphone 5 and the only thing an owner of an iphone 5 would end up in trouble is if they have a scandal sex video saved in it or a text messages indicating that the owner is cheating with her wife or husband or girlfriend or something like that. Password protecting your iphone like most proud iphone owners do is more than enough to save its owner from trouble.

In reality its also a matter of owner's discretion on how he or she could physically protect her iphone to make it safe and to lessen the chances of lost or stolen and not just solely relying on the phone's security feature which can be easily compromised
as we already know... :)
 

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"One of the contest's organizers, Washington D.C.-based security researcher Nick de Petrillo, scanned his penis with TouchID and then used it to unlock his phone."

- CLASSIC JUST CLASSIC!! LOL!!! NO GUY IS EVER STEALING MY PHONE.... =)
 

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It's amazing how every story manages to put a spin in Apple's favor. They make it sound like the Touch ID scanner is so incredible because it can read that woman's faint fingerprints, even though other stories clearly report that a fingerprint isn't needed to set up the method.
 

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"One of the contest's organizers, Washington D.C.-based security researcher Nick de Petrillo, scanned his penis with TouchID and then used it to unlock his phone."

- CLASSIC JUST CLASSIC!! LOL!!! NO GUY IS EVER STEALING MY PHONE.... =)
 

agnickolov

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@shin0bi272: The point of the article is that the security software in iOS7 ignores scan errors accepting a very weak fingerprint thus it's not secure at all.
 
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