Just two day after iPhone 5S went on sale worldwide, a German hackers’ team Chaos Computer Club claims that it cracked the fingerprint sensor on Apple’s latest device. Touch ID is one the most distinctive characteristics of the new Apple device, which takes an image of high resolution from the sub-epidermal layers of the finger skin, by using a scanner that is built into the phone’s home button, to create a mathematical illustration of the fingerprint only stored on the phone.
CCC’s site says that its biometric hacking team photographed the finger prints of a user from a glass surface, creating a fake finger print, then transferring it onto a thin film and using it with a real finger to unlock the phone’s lock screen. Through a video published on their site, they demonstrated the hack.The fingerprint essentially contains fat and sweatwhich is made visible using graphite powder , photographed with 2,400 dpi resolution, laser printed onto a transparent sheet or plastic slide with a thick toner setting. That is then covered with wood glue or latex milk, moistened and placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone.