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

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Tue Sep 10 16:37:36 PDT 2013


On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 05:54:44PM -0400, 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?

Printing a fingerprint is pretty easy:

http://dasalte.ccc.de/biometrie/fingerabdruck_kopieren?language=en

No word yet if this technique works on the iPhone reader.

-andy



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