Saying that the hardest part about hacking the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the Apple iPhone 5s
was finding an iPhone 5s to use, the Chaos Computer Club has found a way to circumvent the new fingerprint sensor on the latest full-featured iPhone. The process requires someone to take a picture of a person's fingerprints at 2400 DPI and then print it at 1200 DPI. The image is used to make a latex sheet that is used to trick the Touch ID sensor.
The bottom line is not to count on the Touch ID sensor to protect your more important information such as the number of your secret Swiss bank account. Granted, this is not a quick 1-2-3 process, but on the other hand there are not enough hurdles to prevent someone from doing it. The actual process dates back to 2004 showing you how elementary it is to fool the Touch ID sensor on the Apple iPhone 5s.
"We hope that this finally puts to rest the illusions people have about fingerprint biometrics. It is plain stupid to use something that you can´t change and that you leave everywhere every day as a security token. The public should no longer be fooled by the biometrics industry with false security claims. Biometrics is fundamentally a technology designed for oppression and control, not for securing everyday device access."-Frank Rieger, spokesperson, CCC