1. bxnextel86's Avatar
    How secure is your iPhone 5S fingerprint?
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/tech/m...acy/index.html



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    09-16-2013 03:09 AM
  2. Richard Nieves's Avatar
    How secure is your iPhone 5S fingerprint?
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/tech/m...acy/index.html



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    I'm definitely no expert but that last part about iTunes Store accessing the print meaning it could be possible for hackers to hijack the print isn't necessarily true

    If the prints are only used locally it is very possible that the iTunes app is not accessing the print to find out if its right, the phone itself could check the print locally and if so, tell iTunes it's correct.

    I totally get the fear of security these days, but the fingerprint reader is geared towards users who don't use pass codes at all on their phones (me and everyone else I know) because there are times when I want to check something quick and don't want to type a password. I have tried several times to use one, but in the end, I always turn it off. I hope its as safe as apple makes it out to be.
    09-16-2013 03:29 AM
  3. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Didn't Apple already say the print was only stored on the phone embedded in the processor? Wouldn't that mean that iTunes just checks if the print is correct by asking the phone? That doesn't necessarily means iTunes can access the print, correct?
    09-16-2013 03:35 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Didn't Apple already say the print was only stored on the phone embedded in the processor? Wouldn't that mean that iTunes just checks if the print is correct by asking the phone? That doesn't necessarily means iTunes can access the print, correct?
    Correct.

    And even further, if you haven't used your phone in 48 hours or reboot it, it actually deletes the fingerprint and you need to use your passcode to get back in and then set up the fingerprint again. It's just another protection against theft I think.
    09-16-2013 08:05 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    When you post a CNN link, my response is simple...

    kch50428 likes this.
    09-16-2013 08:12 AM

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