With such a big deal being made about the iPhone 5S's fingerprint reader I really wonder how secure it is to use fingerprints instead of passwords.
I am reminded of the James Bond movie where a Mr Kill's severed hand is used on a palm or fingerprint reader to open a door.
If you can snag a roommate's or coworker's fingerprint off a coffee cup or desk surface or keyboard and create a 3D copy of it then you can break into their iPhone 5S, over and over.
You can even get fancy and use a 3D printer to create a fake finger that has the copied fingerprint on its tip.
Forgive me for saying, but Apple's inclusion of a fingerprint reader in an iPhone smacks of "security theater". It's not a serious solution.
Edited by goodfellow - 9/10/13 at 6:20pm