BERLIN - A German hacking group claimed Monday it had successfully bypassed the fingerprint-based security system used to unlock Apple's new iPhone 5S.
A spokesman for the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) said the group managed to fool the phone's biometric sensor into accepting a fingerprint created with a household printer and wood glue.
"A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5S secured with TouchID," reads the announcement on the CCC's website. "This demonstrates - again - that fingerprint biometrics is unsuitable as [an] access control method and should be avoided."
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