Your phone may not be as secure as you think.
According to CNBC, a Chinese start-up recently demonstrated how it could unlock an Apple iPhone via the fingerprint sensor using Play-Doh.
Fortunately for iPhone users, the hack isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Jason Chaikin, president of mobile security firm Vkansee, says all you need to spoof a fingerprint is a wad of dental mold, the finger you are trying to recreate, and some Play-Doh.
After taking a mold of your fingerprint using a dental mold, you can press the Play-Doh into the mold and create a replica of your finger.
Then touch Play-Doh mold onto your iPhone’s fingerprint scanner and the device will unlock, according to Chaikin.
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While it is doubtful anyone will go through this amount of trouble to recreate your fingerprint, Chaikin says he wanted to highlight the lack of sophistication in today’s biometric solutions.