Nothing motivates people more than cold hard cash. IsTouchIDHackedYet is offering $16,000 to the first person who can hack the new iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The website was created by independent computer-security researcher Nick DePetrillo and Robert David Graham, who is the owner of the cybersecurity firm called Errata Security.
Nick DePetrillo reportedly created the challenge as a way for people to “put up or shut up” about the new Touch ID system, which has come under heavy scrutiny and debate.
The reward is growing too. Donors are able to contribute to the reward however they see fit. Currently the pot includes cash, bitcoins, “a dirty sex book”, and alcohol.
If I found an iPhone 5S hack, I’d take it Apple. I’m willing to bet they’d pay a lot more than $16,000 to keep their new security system’s flaw from being publicized. While I’m sure the system was built incredibly well, I’m doubly sure someone will be collecting reward money for the hack one way or another within the first few months of the phone’s release.
I’m a little curious. How many of you iPhone users think the Touch ID is going to be unhackable?
Source – CNN
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