BioProtect Tweak Lets You Protect Your Apps With Touch ID

Posted January 3, 2014 at 11:50pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 17669 views

BioProtect, a highly anticipated tweak developed by Elias Limneos (SBRotator, CallBar, Aquaboard, AudioRecorder), lets you protect your apps with Touch ID and is now available for download in Cydia. A short teaser was posted about a week ago shortly after the iOS 7 jailbreak was released.

BioProtect allows you to add another layer of protection and set certain apps to require fingerprint authentication. For instance, you can set certain apps to not open unless you rescan your fingerprint (Ex Opening Photos will require you to scan your finger again to gain access to the app). It also listens to application launch events and blocks them from opening unless you verify your fingerprint -- so if you open the Messages app from your Phone app, BioProtect would know to request authentication

Add stylish protection to your applications and prevent opening them unless you authenticate using your fingerprint! No need to fear if someone sees your password while you type it! The most secure and yet fastest way to protect your applications, presented with a very cool UI. Touch ID needs less than a second to verify a correctly added fingerprint! The tweak listens to application launch events and blocks them if the application is listed as protected until you enter your Touch ID! It protects applications from launching from Notification Center, from App Slider (former App Switcher), from lock screen and of course from tapping their icon to launch them.Enjoy the fastest and yet most secure protection!

You can purchase BioProtect from the Cydia Store for $2.99 on the BigBoss Repo.

Update: For those of you experiencing heat issues on your iPhone 5s, the developer is aware has found the issue and already issued a fix. Be sure to update to the latest version found in Cydia.



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Alex - January 24, 2014 at 6:59am
Please, make it work with iOS 7.1b3 again. That's probably latest jailbroken iOS version for a while.
lhv - January 14, 2014 at 6:57am
The new update released today not working on 7.1 beta 3. Before the update it was working fine on my phone. Kindly request you to fix the bug so that i can use it on my iOS 7.1 beta 3. Thank you
kevinamccloud - January 5, 2014 at 11:36am
it is not complete. The aim of such a feature is to protect INFORMATION such last conversations, message contents, and recipients. So then, what is the point of bioprint if one can acquire those informations by simply launching the multitask screen? It's actually a critical point since a user's text message tends to be less than 160 characters, therefore less than two lines contains 60% to 100% of the information. So by simply launching the multitask screen, one can get a pretty clear idea of your last 6 conversations. Same for any social interaction driven application. Therefore, to me this isn't fully complete. As for photo-related apps. And again, don't bother locking picture.app, since you can launch it from inside the camera.app
vueappcom - January 14, 2014 at 3:06am
every time you relaunch the app including the switch requires a rescan of the fingerprint. of course you should not have any "previews" of messages in popups or messaging apps in the notification center. no you cannot access the photo app through camera. also will require a rescan of the finger. the iPhone is not a true multitasker and will require a fingerprint for every time the app is open when locked. but there is a bug. if you load the camera app from the lock screen and then load the photo, the phone reboots into safe mode. there is some problem. but loading the normal camera app from within the os and then accessing the photo has no problem with crashes. applocker is a little better in hiding apps because you can lock folders and store apps within the 2nd or 3rd folder page.
Coggs537 - January 5, 2014 at 7:03am
Applocker does the same thing and won't let siri through, which leaves me with full siri capability.
godsglaive - January 5, 2014 at 6:39am
My Siri workaround is to disable Siri from settings and bio protect settings. Don't use Siri anyway.
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