The German hacker who successfully bypassed iPhone 5s Touch ID has revealed the video showing how exactly the ‘hack’ was performed.
The well-known german hacker — who is nicknamed StarBug — told in an interview by ArsTechnica that it required 30 hours to hack the Touch ID using a high resolution laser printer, a scanner and a printed circuit board and it was “way easier than expected to bypass”.
So should you worry about your privacy?
First, the hack performed by StarBug is quite complicated which requires a very good expertise and special equipments that not all people might know how to use them. Unlike PIN unlocking system – which your friend might spot you unlocking your iPhone with your PIN — this hack require people to take your phone away for sometime.
Second, if you lost your iPhone, it depends upon how important documents you have in it. If you are a very important person who always carry important informations on your iPhone, the hack might worth it. Otherwise, not.