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Yes, you did increase the security but you didn't need Touch ID to do that. That's my point. Touch ID simply made it more convenient.
Karenkcoulter and RayHollister. What both of you did was to make your phone more secure by creating a non-simple passcode. You didn't need Touch ID for that. You could have done that on the 5C. What Touch ID added for you was convenience, not additional security. That's my point.
I'm sorry but none of this is true. The cats paw was registered just like a finger, as was the nipple. As for scotch tape, I'm not sure where you got that. If you are referring to the German hacker group, there were a dozen steps involved. I don't even recall if they used tape.
And for the 50%+ of people who never had a passcode at all, having TouchId makes them have a passcode and that makes their device more secure than it was before.
I had no idea it was like this. How silly.
I suppose the only reason its more secure is that people wont see you enter your passcode that often...
If you burn or cut your finger, you won't be able to login.....what do you want to do then? i am sure you'll appreciate the alternative form of entry then.
I just got my 5S and as I was setting up the Touch ID I seem to have discovered something that I hadn't read about.
You see, I understand and agree that using our fingerprints is a more secure way of identifying us to our phones; more secure than a simple passcode. So given that and the understanding that Touch ID was being marketed as making access to our phones more secure, I was surprised to see that you can fail at having the phone recognize your fingerprint and it will default to your passcode. Three unsuccessful attempts and you're presented with the passcode screen
In fact you can simply hit the home button once and slide to reveal the passcode screen.
Am I missing a setting some where? Seems to me that if you want access to be more secure than a passcode the phone should have the ability to allow access *only* via fingerprint.
As it is, if my phone is lost/stolen or even borrowed without me knowing, it's just like having a non-Touch ID phone. No more secure.
So my question is, am I missing something or is Touch ID just a convenience and not meant to make access more secure (at least not yet)?
I really don't like the idea of my fingerprint being saved on my phone. I don't know, that's just me. I also don't think it would be as secure as a pin.
bitshifter1001, true or not is irrelevant. Apple presented this technology (intentionally or not) as making your iPhone more secure. My contention is that it doesn't. These stories, true or not, exist for the most part because of that claim of enhanced security. Basically, Apple said it's more secure and folks out there said, "Oh yeah? Well, we'll see about that!" and proceeded to try to show that its not.
If you burn or cut your finger and have to put a bandaid on it...do you expect to take the bandaid off everytime you want to login to your phone?