Touch ID

Smashing Security #107: Sextorting the US army, and a Touch ID scam

Fitness apps exploit TouchID through a sneaky user interface trick, tech giants claim to have a plan to banish passwords, and you won’t believe who was behind a sextortion scam that targeted over 400 members of the US military.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ferret-loving ethical hacker Zoë Rose.


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Fitness-tracking apps caught misusing Touch ID to steal money from iPhone users

Two iOS fitness apps have been found exploiting a sneaky user interface trick to fool users into making unwanted in-app purchases with Touch ID.


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Is it REALLY this simple to bypass the iPhone and iPad lockscreen?

Researchers claim multiple iOS 9 vulnerabilities allow attackers to bypass Apple device’s built-in passcode security – but some are skeptical.

David Bisson reports.


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iOS 7.03 and iOS 7.1 could be just around the corner, hopefully fixing security bugs

The next version of Apple’s iPhone operating system, iOS 7.03, could be just around the corner – and hopefully it will properly fix some of the security and privacy bugs that have embarrassed the company since the launch of iOS 7.0 last month.


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Hackers show how to bypass iPhone’s fingerprint sensor [VIDEO]

Well, that didn’t take long.

Hackers explain how to make a fake finger that can mimic your fingerprint well enough to get past Apple’s biometric security.


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How to beat fingerprint scanners [VIDEO]

With the launch of the iPhone 5S, more people will be using fingerprint sensors as part of their daily security than ever before.

But just how can fingerprint locks be defeated, and how easy is it? The guys at MythBusters have found out.


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Touch ID: Apple’s iPhone fingerprint sensor FAQ

Apple has announced the iPhone 5S, which incorporates a biometric fingerprint sensor. The company is calling it Touch ID.

But is it a good thing for security and privacy?


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