Hi there, I was going to get a new iPhone 5S, because of its improved security, but stumbled upon a post that its Touch ID was hacked, is that real? How can I be sure that the information, stored on my iPhone is safe? Many thanks in advance!
asked Sep 27 '13 at 04:32
Hi there, Gregory!
We at Jammer-Store always try to keep an eye for hot news on information security and privacy protection. We will try to help you to protect the data on your smartphone. First of all we should tell you it is real, Touch ID was really hacked. The technology, that uses your fingerprints to unlock the smartphone has appeared to be not so reliable. We should also warn you that modern smartphones are vulnerable, no matter of the vendor, iPhone is not exception here.
Smartphones are so vulnerable because of their wide connectivity, but the problem with Touch ID is in the fact that you leave your fingerprints in many places, and it is not really hard to make a copy. That's probably how it was hacked. But that's not the only way to hack the iPhone, there are lot of ways how that smartphone from Apple may be hacked, using Wi-Fi vulnerabilities.
You should know, that there is no 100% reliable way to protect the information on your smartphone. The best way to achieve it is simply not storing your data there. Malwares, hackers and free Wi-Fi hotspots are the most dangerous things for your smartphone. The only way to make sure that everything is fine is to use a universal cell phone blocker, but that may be not really convenient in many cases. So keep in mind that any information you have on your iPhone is in potential danger!
Thanks for your question, I hope, I've managed to help.
answered Sep 27 '13 at 04:34