Apple’s iPhone 5s, which sports the fancy Touch ID fingerprint sensor, hasn’t launched yet, but there’s already a reward for being the first person to successfully hack it. The aptly named IsTouchIDHackedYet.com is tallying the names of everyone who has pledge money to the individual (or team, I suppose) who can successfully lift a fingerprint from an object and then use that print to unlock an iPhone 5s using Touch ID.
As you can see by the list on the website, there’s a whole lot of cash to be gained. Of course, it’s up to each individual pledger to follow up with the payment, though with Chicago’s IO Capital tossing a cool $10,000 USD into the ring, you can (hopefully) count on good payday even if a few of the smaller donators chicken out.
The first person to hack Touch ID is going to make a lot of money originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.