iPhone 6 Touch ID Still Hackable via Convoluted Fake Fingerprint Method

By Gary Cutlack on at

A security expert who hacked the iPhone 5S Touch ID system with a complex method of faking a fingerprint has done it again, managing to unlock the new iPhone 6 using the same print-cloning technique.

It's not what you'd call a mainstream process, though, as the task of lifting a clean print from the intended victim and recreating it is still something of an enormous forensic challenge -- and Lookout's Marc Rogers says the iPhone 6's Touch ID sensor appears to require sharper, higher-resolution fake prints than the 5S to be fooled. [Lookout via Cnet]