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[liberationtech] iPhone 5S Fingerprint and Records (Was: iPhone5S and 5th amendment)

Richard Brooks rrb at
Tue Sep 10 15:24:45 PDT 2013

Yes. There is a good hack from the CCC where they
published the fingerprints of the German Innenminister
(equivalent of Attorney General). They also showed
how latex fingerprint imprints can fool existing

On 09/10/2013 05:54 PM, Scott Elcomb wrote:
> Starting a new thread - it's related but a slightly different topic.
> Despite having several devices with fingerprint scanners, I've never used one.
> With the release of iPhone 5S and all the discussion around it, I'm
> curious if fingerprints on file with various Law Enforcement agencies
> could be printed out or otherwise used to unlock devices detained at
> border crossings or during other investigations?

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