Tanner Marsh posted a video on his YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice comparing the iPhone 5s Touch ID to Samsung Galaxy S5’s fingerprint sensor by configuring and testing the features on both from scratch. Apple introduced Touch ID with iPhone 5S in September 2013 whereas Samsung is to release the Galaxy S5 on April 11 as announced.
Analysts are of the view that the Apple’s new iPad and iPad Mini will not be including a Touch ID sensor (as previously rumored) and neither will come with a Gold color option. These new devices will be officially launched in the Apple iPad event in two days along with other new Apple products.
A newly leaked photos of iPad Mini 2 reveals that it will have fingerprint sensor, Touch ID similar as the one that iPhone 5s has.
The photos were ‘leaked’ by a Chinese site DoNews.
However, it still unknown if Apple iPad 5 will include the Touch ID feature or not.
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.