It Looks Like The iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner Has Been Hacked

The Touch ID fingerprint scanner on Apple’s new iPhone 5S appears to have been hacked.

BuzzFeed points to a video from a European hacker group (embedded above) that shows a person tricking the sensor into accepting a photographed fingerprint applied to latex.

The group says it was able to photograph a fingerprint from a glass surface, clean up the image in a computer, and print it onto a piece of latex. The latex can be placed over any finger and placed on the iPhone’s Touch ID sensor to trick it.

We’ve reached out to Apple for comment and will update if we hear back.

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