cute apple pay hacking story

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tritron, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    I saw it too and the title is moronic. He didnt bypass security, he actually used his dad's finger. Yes his dad was sleeping but there was no hack or bypass. But that won't get clicks so BGR uses the word "bypass". :rolleyes:

    Of course, nothing against you for posting this, I just hate stupid headlines like this.
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    True, but it is a cute story.
  3. tritron thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2014
    Well it points to an issue that thief has to take your finger to use Apple pay plus Apple needs to add ability to restrict access base on finger print and we need voice authorization this captan Picard authorizing this transaction. I guess is time to buy iPad or tablet for the kid
  4. MasterChat macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2014
    security nowadays is already such thing exist..
  5. cuongnq macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2014
    Actually this is his father phone, it's not 'hack' or 'bypass', it's just trick.
  6. upnorth85 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2011
    MN, USA
  7. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    cute but not a hack lol. Wait till that kid is 16
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    This is why the EFF, ACLU and similar advise people to turn off their phones the moment they think detention might be possible. Restarting the phone disables touchID until a passcode is entered.

    Failing that, putting the wrong finger on the scanner 5 times disables it.
  9. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    I stopped going to BGR because it's just full of attention grabbing headlines and garbage articles and "exclusives". Anyone remember when they said the iPhone 4s would actually be the 5 and Sprint exclusive? Such a joke site.
  10. sjinsjca macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2008
    There's another reason.

    Courts have ruled that biometric information is not covered under the United State's Fourth or Fifth Amendments. In particular, being forced to provide a fingerprint or retina scan is not compelled testimony, and so you have no right to decline to unlock a device, file or application via biometric key when ordered to do so by law enforcement or a court.

    Passwords, however, are retained in your head. So, you can't be compelled to provide a password or passcode, at least in the United States.

    But you can be compelled to use your finger to open your phone, or any other biometrically-locked device, file or application.

    Powering off your phone prior to arrest ensures that biometric unlocks are prevented, since the passcode is required at that point, at least on iOS devices.

    There is some ambiguity that has not been conclusively decided in court, however. The Administration contends that citizens at a border have no right-against-self-incrimination to refuse to provide a passcode. The Administration also contends that the "border" extends for 100 miles in from the physical border. So even using password-based encryption or device locking isn't, at present, an absolute guarantee that you are safe from at least an attempt at compelled unlocking if you are within 100 miles of a border. For example, if you're in downtown Los Angeles or Orlando, you're within 100 miles of a coast, which is a border...

    And, tattered though the Fifth Amendment is, it still offers protections in the U.S. that are not found elsewhere. For now. Which means you have no right against self-incrimination in those places.
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
  12. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Its really a sad article just to get clicks. I actually thought it was a true way of by passing the security.. shame on me..
  13. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2013
    The Clinton Archipelago unfortunately
    There was someone here a while back who started a thread about being worried about passing out drunk at a party and someone getting into his iphone while drunk.

    I had a few thoughts:
    1. Get new friends
    2. Don't pass out drunk in front of people you don't trust.
    3. Always keep a sharpie on you so they write on your face and not mess with your phone.

    Anyway, clever kid. I registered my finger on my wife's phone and she registered hers on mine.
  14. azhava macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Arizona, USA
    The much easier and worry-free solution is to not do illegal things which might result in your detention. :D
  15. scaredpoet, Dec 4, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014

    scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    By the far the most ignorant post ever.

    Plenty of instances exist where people have done nothing wrong and have been detained. Exercising your first amendment right being one such instance.

    Or when someone, otherwise minding their own business and not originally planning to do anything provocative (let alone illegal), simply witnesses a shooting and records what happens during or after. This apparently happens quite a lot these days. And this activity is perfectly legal in all 50 US states.
  16. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2013
    The Clinton Archipelago unfortunately
    Found that post I was talking it. It started with a dumb comment like this, but it's the same idea this kid used.

    Thread here

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