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  • no1xc no1xc Sep 22, 2013 4:20 PM Flag

    Forbes published an airticle to bash Apple's Touch-ID.

    And I left my comment.

    Lol, another typical anti-Apple article published on Forbes. Of course fingerprint isn't 100% hacker-proof, but do you think a 4-digit password is better? Simple math tells you there are only 1000 combinations to guess if you really want to unlocked someone's password protected iPhone.

    Look how much trouble those hackers went through to break the fingerprint security mechanism - " First, the fingerprint of the enrolled user is photographed with 2400 dpi resolution ... breathed on to make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone."

    Does the author think this would happen in a typical user scenario? If you have some extremely sensitive, national-security-like information, you really shouldn't put it on your phone anyways. Otherwise, if you only store some contacts, emails, and photos on your phone, the Touch-ID is more than sufficient to protect your information. If there's a hacker going to steal it, he's going to steal it anyways, be it fingerprint or password protecting it. Any person with a normal IQ knows fingerprint makes the stealing much more difficult.

    This article is sensational journalism at its worst. The author even quoted, "This demonstrates – again – that fingerprint biometrics is unsuitable as [an] access control method and should be avoided.” So freaking laughable! Well, you use whatever security method to protect your privacy. I'll enjoy the convenience of the Touch-ID.

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