Just days after its official launch, there is already one video showing how someone managed to hack Apple’s iPhone 5S TouchID fingerprint system using a 007 method: cloning a user’s fingerprint. Alternatively, you can still continue to use a pin or password instead of the fingerprint sensor. Continue reading to see more and instructions on exactly how it works.
First, the fingerprint of the enroled user is photographed with 2400 dpi resolution. The resulting image is then cleaned up, inverted and laser printed with 1200 dpi onto transparent sheet with a thick toner setting.
Finally, pink latex milk or white wood glue is smeared into the pattern created by the toner onto the transparent sheet. After it cures, the thin latex sheet is lifted from the sheet, breathed on to make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone.
This process has been used with minor refinements and variations against the vast majority of fingerprint sensors on the market.