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Apple’s new iPhone 5S hit the market over the weekend, and for everyone who thought the fingerprinting scans were cool – think again. It’s already been hacked.
The istouchidhackedyet.com website offered a staggering $16,000 cash prize to the first person (or group) who could successfully hack the fingerprinting touch ID on the brand new iPhone 5S. The website’s founder posted this on his Twitter account:
The whole point of #istouchidhackedyet was to put up or shut up with regards to criticisms of Apple's Touch ID security and implementation.
— NickDe (@nickdepetrillo) September 21, 2013
After the istouchidhackedyet.com’s founder announced the winner on his site - the German-based Chaos Computer Club (CCC), other publications like ZDNet began to worry regarding the legitimacy of the hack and if Apple iPhone 5S owners should be concerned.
ZDNet spells it out plain and simple: if your information is that important, use more than one system of locking and protection.
CNN also noted the lightning speed of the hackers, especially when they’re presented with a challenge. Not only did the swarm of self-proclaimed hackers crack the fingerprinting technology, they discovered that the iPhone 5S system responds animal prints in addition to human fingerprints.
Apple did not comment for CNN's report.