malax wrote: »
Then, more importantly, WTF leaves their phone behind when they go to the restroom?
marcel655 wrote: »
Fingerprint anything is stupid anyways, much easier to unlock your phone by placing you handcuffed fingers on the sensor than to force you to surrender your password.
blitz1 wrote: »
All those claiming that fingerprint ID security is OK are missing the point.
It is not safe and it certainly isn't extremely safe as Apple did say. Period.
I guess I can stick with my good ole 4s (it's working blazingly fast under iOS7. Best upgrade ever)
Its storage is one way, see the Craig Federighi part:
I'm not buying this just yet. As others have pointed out, they could have enrolled their other finger being used. Then they put out a stupid video showing someone else doing it so that it is someone else's finger being used. That is pretty lame. I don't care who's finger they use, they should be showing the finger failing to unlock the phone a few times without the fake finger first. Showing any other finger being used with the fake finger doesn't mean anything unless we know it is not enrolled.
You can't take "all the time you need" if the phone goes 48 hours without being unlocked, the password kicks in. Nevermind the fact the owner can always do a remote wipe as well.
I said that you get the fingerprint from a glass or mug or something else... not the phone!
The flaws are in steps 2 and 3. First off, step 2 takes a ton of work and maybe you screw it up. Then, more importantly, WTF leaves their phone behind when they go to the restroom? Personally, I like to put my wallet, car keys, AND phone on the bar and leave them behind just to demonstrate my faith in humanity,
I understand step 2 is not easy... but apparently doable (we'll see whether it's fake and/or difficult soon I hope). People go online to do complex tasks (like fixit.com etc.) and with a definite step-by-step approach, I'm sure people will try it.
Regarding 'WTF leaves their phone behind when they go to the restroom'.... if you're at dinner with your wife, it looks weird that you take your phone when you go to the restroom when she's there at the table. I think most people at some point, leave their phone somewhere - especially after a few drinks. Work is another obvious place - at your desk, etc. Anyway it happens.
droidftw wrote: »
Anyone with a level head probably realized the TouchID system would be defeated in quick order. That said, it still may still prove to be an effective deterrent for crimes of opportunity (which I'd imagine most phone thefts are). Only time will tell.
Haha, what tool you are. Typical Apple apologist. Grow a pair and start thinking for yourself otherwise leave. You see, other phones like the Lumia 920 or GS4 would allow you to use your phone with your gloves on. How any fool wouldn't welcome this feature says a lot for their inability to think logically. But hey, keep fighting the good fight. Denial is a helluva drug.
Getting a little feisty? Where in my post did I mention that I wouldn't welcome this feature? Where did I specifically say that? Spinning your agenda again?
What about having an eye scan using the FaceTime camera instead?
This way apple could get rid of the home/fingerprint button?
From the publicly available information on Authentec's E-field scanning I would have to conclude that you have misunderstood the technology. If it works as presented then it is actually measuring electrical equipotentials between a conductive reference plane in the sensor and the RF-modulated non-planar (3-D) conductive target surface - the moist subdermal skin layer. As such it differs from regular capacitative scanning in that it does not even see the (relatively) non-conductive surface skin layer or the air gaps between ridges. To fool it would necessitate the creation of a conductive 3-D replica of the fingerprint, not just a 2-D image. I can't see any part of the asserted hack that satisfies that requirement, so it will be interesting to see if this proves to be real.
Yes, this is the part that confused me. Given the way the touch id is supposed to work then I'm not sure how that can produce a successful reading, unless the part about reading the subdermal layer is simply to ensure that the finger is alive.
Apple is looking for a system that is convenient so folk have to use it.
So, to unlock my phone, I have to tap the screen to crank up the camera then stand perfectly still with the phone about an inch from my face while it takes the scan.
I'm also not sure that the camera that the front camera is going to be good enough to make that work.
Haha, what tool you are. Typical Apple apologist. Grow a pair and start thinking for yourself otherwise leave. You see, other phones like the Lumia 920 or GS4 would allow you to use your phone with your gloves on.
Or rather than getting an inferior phone, I could just buy a different pair of gloves:
1983 wrote: »
Cracked within a couple of days! This is not good for Apple, basically they've been promoting a security technology that it turns out, isn't all that secure! Their finger-print sensor now is nothing more than a convenient way for unlocking an iPhone. I really hope they can fix it (doubtful) because the haters are going to be all over this. This is something they should of looked into before purchasing AuthenTec in the first place. I remember at the time it was a rather rushed purchase - they maybe paying the price for that now. I wonder how Apple's damage control is going to handle this?
Is it choice of administration of Appleisider to end up as a gossip site?