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Apple damage control: says iPhone 5S' Touch ID keeps your info secure

Apple explains that its iPhone 5S' Touch ID fingerprint scanner keeps your information secure (NASDAQ:AAPL)
| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Feb 27, 2014 11:28 am

Within days of the massive iOS security flaw, Apple has come out defending the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5S, stating that it keeps users' personal data secure.

 

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Apple released an updated version of its iOS Security white paper - something you can read here - which explains what happens to your fingerprint data after you tap the Touch ID sensor. Each A7 processor has a unique secure space that Apple says it, nor can the A7 read, with each and every authentication session being encrypted end-to-end.

 

The company is also offering a detailed explanation of what it does with each of your fingerprint images, stating that the image of your fingerprint only lasts in memory until it is turned into a decryption key. There are also safeguards, which have been known, where after 48 hours of inactivity, it will wipe your key away, with a reboot or five failed login attempts performing the same action.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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