Need Money? Security Researchers Offer Touch ID Hack Reward
Can Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) vaunted iPhone 5S biometric authentication system be hacked? Independent security researcher Nick DePetrillo and Errata Security’s Robert David Graham recently created the IsTouchIDhackedyet website in order to promote a reward for the first person who is able to successfully hack Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner, reports CNET.
DePetrillo explained the rules for claiming the Touch ID hack bounty via his Twitter account. “All I ask is a video of the process from print, lift, reproduction and successful unlock with reproduced print. I’ll put money on this,” tweeted DePetrillo.
The Touch ID hack bounty is currently valued at about $16,000, including a $10,000 pledge from an individual who refused to secure the money in escrow. The rest of the value comes from cash and gift pledges from various individuals.