The new iPhone 5s isn’t all that impressive to me. I wanted a larger screen and better battery life, not some fancy fingerprint scanner that I will never use. But if you were excited about the security features offered by the new Apple device, this might surprise you.
A German hacking group has found a way to bypass the fingerprint sensor just a few short days after the device’s launch. It doesn’t exactly sound like the easiest thing in the world to do, but when it comes to security this is far too simple.
The print was first photographed with 2400 dots per inch (dpi) resolution. The resulting image was then cleaned up, inverted and laser printed with 1200 dpi onto a transparent sheet with a thick toner setting. Finally, pink latex milk or white woodglue was smeared into the pattern created by the toner on the transparent sheet.