Michigan State University's biometrics group has figured out how to get past fingerprint sensors on mobile phones using a color inkjet printer, AgIC paper and AgIC silver conductive ink cartridges, according to HelpNetSecurity.
Startup Sonavation promises to build the fingerprint scanner right into the phone's glass and make it available for mobile devices or even Internet of Things devices.
One of the goals of Apple's Touch ID is to make iPhones a more attractive option for security conscious enterprises. But a design issue could undermine the very security it is supposed to provide, noted Paco Hope, a security consultant with Cigital, in a TechRepublic article.
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Chaos Computer Club claims to have fooled the fingerprint scanner on Apple's new iPhone 5s phone using "everyday means."