Reward of $15,000, whisky and a dirty book for anyone who can crack iPhone fingerprint sensor
istouchidhackedyet.com is offering $15,000 with loads of whisky and a sexy book thrown in. And some Bitcoins.
The excitingly named Arturas Rosenbacher, founding partner of I/O Capital who donated $10,000 to the competition said that this isn't a nasty hack: "This is to fix a problem before it becomes a problem. This will make things safer."
Of course, there are no real issues with the technology as yet, but other versions of have been bypassed with a variety of methods.
Remember the Gummy Bear hack? Tsutomu Matsumoto came up with a method where hi-res photographed fingertips transferred onto a fake finger made from gelatine fooled sensors 80% of the time. That's a huge faff though. Some people have stored their dog's nose or cat's paw in their phone to unlock it.
There are privacy concerns, with letting a company store data concerning your fingerprints. If Apple harvest all your fingerprints, bad things could occur and people are especially jumpy after all those NSA leaks. While it shouldn't be too difficult to hack the security on a mobile, the concern should really regard what Apple are going to do with all this information.