Hacking your fingerprints: security expert explains limits of biometrics on the iPhone

Bruce Schneier offers an easy-to-follow account of how fingerprint authentication can be subverted and how the technology will be used on the new iPhone. Some highlights: “Your fingerprint isn’t a secret; you leave it everywhere you touch” and “Failures will be more common in cold weather, when your shriveled fingers just got out of the shower, and so on.”

Story posted at: schneier.com


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