Amusing little tidbit from TechCrunch:

I tested a colleague’s hypothesis that you could register the identifying skin segments of your favorite furry friends for Touch ID, too.

The cat’s paw worked, and while it encountered more frequent failures than did a fingerprint, it was able to unlock the phone again repeatedly when positioned correctly on the sensor. Note that no other paw pads would unlock the device, and that cats essentially have unique “fingerprints” just like people, so this doesn’t make the Touch ID sensor any less secure.

I wonder if a rabbit’s foot would work?

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5 Responses to “Even cats can unlock the iPhone 5s with the TouchID sensor [video]”

  1. Paul Threatt says:

    Maybe you should edit the headline to read “Even cats can unlock THEIR iPhone 5s…” so it doesn’t sound like you’re defeating the security with unauthorized input. (Granted cats can’t buy their own iPhones, but it’s shorter than saying a cat can unlock an authorized account.)


  2. “I wonder if a rabbit’s foot would work?” Not if it’s dead.


  3. woah!! great i should get one iPhone 5s for my Dog! (hope it works for dogs too)


  4. fake, thats not an iPhone 5s…