7 year old kid discovers how to avoid Touch Apple ID
While we have been reading about hacks of elaborate system of fingerprint identification Touch ID from Apple for over a year, a 7-year -old has discovered the easiest way to evade the blockade without knowing a line of code.
According to the web CNN Money, Harrison Green,one clever 7-year-old boy of Matthew Green, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, slipped into the room of his father as he slept and pressed his father’s fingerprint against the scanner the Touch ID on the iPhone 6 Plus.And the rest is now history.
Green, who teaches computer security and cryptography at Johns Hopkins, told CNN Money that this story shows that the biometric security is not as safe as we would like it to be, largely because of how easy it would be for the police and thieves force someone to put their finger on the sensor Touch ID and unlock the phone.
“This is a very serious problem“,Green explains. ” In a situation where you’re under arrest, biometric is not very good “,he added.
The good news for Green is that his son did not commit any critical information about it, but just wanted to play Minecraft and Angry Birds.