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Hack the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S for $15,000 cash reward

$15,000 cash reward for the first person to successfully hack the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S
By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Sep 22, 2013 12:34 am

There are already security holes within iOS 7, that allow someone to quite easily access your photos, e-mails, and much more. But now one man has made it his mission to hack the iPhone 5S Touch ID.




The fingerprint scanner built into the iPhone 5S by the NSA Apple is now the target of hacking, with the start of this. Nick DePetrillo is raising money through cash and Bitcoins, with $16,000 raised already. Alcohol and other random prizes have been handed over from over 60 different pledges.


All of the donations will be given to the first who can "successfully [lift] a print off the iPhone 5s screen, [reproduce] it and [unlock] the phone in < 5 tries." Video confirmation will be necessary, with every step of the process needing to be recorded for legitimacy.


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