A new website is offering 16 thousand dollars to the first person who successfully hacks the touch ID sensor on the new iPhone 5s.
Phone owners must register their fingerprint with the device and can unlock their phone by placing the registered finger on the home button.
To collect the reward a hacker must lift a fingerprint from the phone or elsewhere and reproduce it in a way that will unlock an iPhone 5s.
It must be completed in less than five tries and all of the steps must be documented on video.The creators of the site are “white hat” hackers.
That means they investigate and expose security holes that companies then patch and fix.
They believe that apple has implemented a unique feature that is “reasonably secure.”