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TORONTO – Two days after the iPhone 5S hit the shelves, German hacking group Chaos Computer Club hacked the TouchID fingerprint scan.
How did they do it? According to the CCC website:
fingerprint of the user is photographed with 2400 dpi resolution
image is cleaned up, inverted and laser-printed with 1200 dpi onto transparent sheet with a thick toner setting
pink latex milk or white woodglue is smeared into the pattern created by the toner onto the transparent sheet
after it cures, thin latex sheet is lifted from the sheet, breathed on (to make it a tiny bit moist) and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone