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

Rodrigo Fernos rfernos at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 16:44:44 PDT 2013


I think the most worrisome issue is that, any security vulnerability will
make direct personal information available to hackers. In other words,
password theft has no direct implciaiton to your persona, in contrast to
bodily information of the fingerprint. If hacked, this might be used for
ulterior purposess-- whatever those migth be (comitting a crime and then
leaving your fingerprints having used a 3d printer?)---which will be much
harder to 'disprove'. Whereas everyone knows passwords are easily hacked,
it might not be common knowledge that the same could occur with bodily
information.

Scary, if a viable scenario.

R



On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM, Scott Elcomb <psema4 at gmail.com> 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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