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Apple calms Touch ID privacy concerns again, says chicken wings and fingerprinting don't mix

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2013, 06:30 posted on

The fingerprint unlock won't work properly if you have your fingers sweaty, greasy, or have scars and cuts, added Apple, based on numerous testing scenarios it did with the Touch ID scanner, so just use a dry digit with uninterrupted fingerprint...

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posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:27 1

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 23648; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yep sauce you are spot on right. Everything will be cool then with the Sammites. +1

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:10

68. Sauce (unregistered)


Sure they can. Just dip them in acid and voila! No more fingerprints!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:00

75. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Seems that you don't understand whoe idea...

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 16:02

76. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


There is other way. ;)

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 18:04

77. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


When moto atrix had a finger print scanner not a huge deal was made because it was pre NSA and prism stuff but since then anything to do with security will now get big eyeballs as the NSA stuff has brought security to the fore front for a lot of non techies too which is why I think a lot of phones will have it soon and not because apple have it. The one Max is pretty much guaranteed and note 3 from earlier leaks had it in the pipeline but decided against it, my guess they going to leave that for the s5 as a USP. Am all for finger print but I want it to work 99% of the time. Apple seem to have done well but looks like people who use lotions and body oil etc might have issues. Hopefully you don't need totally dry skin.

posted on 28 Sep 2013, 14:12

79. pelliot (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Not only that; since the print read on the iphone uses skin resistance, they could probably use it in a similar fashion to a lie detector machine. Over time and usage they could build a profile based on skin resistance that could reveal what your emotional state is at the time you unlock your phone, based on the skin resistance data, and the tone of the communication you have afterwards.
Google this: "Personal Digital Privacy and Wireless Network Devices in a Vehicle"

this company ahh.biz posted a public service announcement about this stuff,

there is some pretty good tips here about minimizing your exposure to NSA surveillance by choosing devices that are designed properly from a privacy standpoint.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 02:40

80. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3351; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


No I don't think that, I read enough to know it doesn't do that. Still doesn't change the fact the device knows my fingerprint. You are telling me Apple can't reproduce my fingerprint with the data stored in the A7 chip?

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 02:48

81. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3351; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


lol that's a bit more extreme than changing my password

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:37 3

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 23648; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Smart move apple. Keep it on the DL

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:58 3

7. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


You got it! Each day since the presentation I get more and more convinced of the iPhone 5S. Also the debate on PA about the 64bit CPU is going into the wrong direction. If you check more tech-serious websites, one can see how the user still benefits of the 64 bit architecture even with less than 4GB of RAM.

http://www.zdnet.com/the-iphone-5s-goes-64-bit-will-it-matter-7000020497/
and
http://www.zdnet.com/2015-64-bit-arm-chips-in-iphone-5s-serve-up-taste-of-intel-free-future-for-apple-7000020524/

The discussion of below the article of the last link is very good in my opinion.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:04 2

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 23648; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Me too, it gonna grab one come Friday. Thanx for the link HGI, I'm clicking it now.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:13 2

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 23648; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Once Google and MS complete their platform convergence, it'll make more sense. Apple got out the gate first with this 64 bit mobile phone CPU, now I see what they meant by forward thinking. Thanx for the link, great article. +1

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:28

14. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


This entire thing is overblown, your thumbprint isn't much of a piece of information. Guess too many people have watched Mission Impossible and like shows far too much.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:47 1

19. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Read both articles. If that's apples strategy then they are on the right track. On a side note, considering the number of leaks regarding the partnership between intel and apple, could it be that intel built this chip (since its 64 bit)? I know that your links claim that apples chip it's an ARM 64 bit chip but the writers of those articles are assuming.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:55

22. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...could it be that intel built this chip (since its 64 bit)?"

I almost sure that no.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:36 1

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 23648; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


This processing power is a clear sign of something big in the near future from apple. They may be about to throw a heater

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:54

40. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Indeed! As future ios devices will all be 64 bit

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:04

43. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


You are going to grab a 5C? According to Apple, the 5S is available 9/20.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:35 2

46. SprintGuy22 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


your fingerprint isnt much of a piece of information?.. I suppose when the next one asks to prick your finger you wont be concerned either..

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:13

54. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I'm picturing an actual Mac, in a 5 inch display and cellular connectivity... AND I LIKE IT!!!

Just imagine, no more iOS. Full Mac OS but on a phone. Maybe that's a bit much to ask, but that would make me forget all about Android.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:34

57. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Or they did it because they knew apple fanboys like yourself would buy it, and or to try and appeal to people who are concerned with specs.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 11:41

59. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)


It is not my article but an article from ZNET. Who knows who built that CPU. We need to wait until ifixit did a tear down of the iPhone 5S. They usually provide that on launch day or one day after that.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:47

65. darkkjedii (Posts: 23648; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


S!!!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 12:58

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 23648; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oops next Friday lol

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 13:22

69. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


You saying a blood sample is the same thing as a fingerprint?

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:37 5

3. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1238108_10151667566121840_1208357109_n.jpg

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 10:14

45. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Nice joke...... But it ends there, it's just a joke

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 06:53

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


But there should be one more security layer needed after finger print scan in case IMO.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:29 2

15. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


NSA pretty much pushed for the tech.

Haven't been arrested? No booking at the local police station? You're one touch away from sharing your fingerprint data with common criminals.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:41 1

16. mclifford81 (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Jan 2010)


The major issue here is that just very recently the public has been made aware of the NSA and "PRISM" which was being withheld from the public view for years now. Who is to say that another program code named "IGYS" I got you sucker won't come out in the future and bam all of our personal privacy rights go out the window yet again. To make matters worse there are and always will be hackers out there who can figure out a work around to gain access it's only a matter of time. I personally would just disable the option for the finger print scanner altogether then it's no foul no harm to an extent.

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