Anonymous Claims NSA is Using Touch ID to Collect Fingerprints [Video]

Anonymous Claims NSA is Using Touch ID to Collect Fingerprints [Video]

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Anonymous has posted a video that claims the NSA is using Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor to collect fingerprints.

Apple has stated numerous times that this isn't case.

Touch ID does not store any images of your fingerprint. It stores only a mathematical representation of your fingerprint. It isn't possible for your actual fingerprint image to be reverse-engineered from this mathematical representation. iPhone 5s also includes a new advanced security architecture called the Secure Enclave within the A7 chip, which was developed to protect passcode and fingerprint data. Fingerprint data is encrypted and protected with a key available only to the Secure Enclave. Fingerprint data is used only by the Secure Enclave to verify that your fingerprint matches the enrolled fingerprint data. The Secure Enclave is walled off from the rest of A7 and as well as the rest of iOS. Therefore, your fingerprint data is never accessed by iOS or other apps, never stored on Apple servers, and never backed up to iCloud or anywhere else. Only Touch ID uses it and it can't be used to match against other fingerprint databases.

Check out the video below for those interested. Apple's support document on Touch ID security can be found here.

APPLE QUALITY - October 3, 2013 at 2:42am
Skyluck - October 2, 2013 at 10:44pm
No ! They just want to make sure your are Not A Alien That so !!!!!! Hahahaha what do you think ?
Arthur - October 2, 2013 at 9:25pm
Awesome! This means the NSA has my dickprint in their database!
Carl Carlson - October 2, 2013 at 3:13pm
seriously.. who cares. if they want to follow me to work at the nuclear plant, the strip club after work with Lenny, the bar I always go to Moe's, then home, It would be an utter waste of time. People are effected way too much by conspiracy theories and delusional paranoia these days. If they want to track you, they will track you. no ifs or buts or cellphone biometric data needed. why they would want to would be a waste of money and time.. fyi, most criminals use burner disposable phones.
zyalon - October 2, 2013 at 9:52am
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