Nipple, toe and paw: 5 alternative ways to hack Touch ID and unlock the iPhone 5s
There's a bounty for the head of Touch ID - Apple's new fingerprint recognition technology that comes with each and every iPhone 5s. People are looking for ways to hack into the sensing technology and the fingerprint system storage to prove a point, though Apple confirmed this info is stored in the processor itself, and is sandboxed so that nothing but a few default apps can access it, as it is not even uploaded encrypted anywhere on its cloud servers.
Enterprising folks have found a way to unlock the iPhone 5s in various alternative methods, though, again just to prove a point. No, we aren't talking about dedicated geeks with time on their hands using clever sheet printing to fool the sensor, either.
We mean regular folks using their toes, nipples, dog or cat paws, and even severed fingers, so check out all the fun that ensues with Touch ID in the five vids below - it reminds us of the Siri tests craze that started right after the iPhone 4s introduction.