The chances of having your fingerprint identity stolen have increased ever since Apple came out with its latest iPhone. Fingerprint spoof can lead to ID theft according to German researchers. It is a new form of hacking which threatens users especially with regards to their personal information.
It takes an hour of scrupulous efforts to spoof a fingerprint and so an ordinary person may not have the ability or time to do such a thing. But there are experts among the criminal-minded who could perform such an act with exceptional ease. The exact replication of a fingerprint takes some pretty expensive equipment (worth at least a grand).
Nevertheless, the risk is there and the biggestissue is non-availability of any other method of gaining entry into your account after your fingerprint has been hijacked. There has not been much of a response from Apple regarding this fatal flaw in the system. It is a source of embarrassment for the high tech giant that what it purported to be a foolproof identification system has chinks in its metallic exterior. Apple Incorporated will have to find an even more convoluted methodology to get these hackers off its back.
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