New Apple smartphones in double
With the newIphone5s Bag Pink
Apple adopted by the PIN number or password: Smartphone, the patented fingerprint sensor is used, which is designed to simplify the everyday lives of users - so Apple consumers could buy, for example, easier on the app store.
However, this function has not only advantages, the Hamburg data protection commissioner Prof. Johannes Caspar in the current "mirror".
The data protection warns that owners of the newIPhone 5s touch screen
To carelessly handle their biometric data, including the fingerprint. Once stored, such features could not disappear again from the digital world.
This is all the more serious because the biometric features do not change in the course of life. "Fingerprints should therefore not be given for everyday authentication procedures, especially if they are stored in a file," warns Caspar.
Similar criticism came directly at the presentation of the newIphone 5s Black Tpu Case
, But Apple asserted that the fingerprint data are only stored locally on the smartphone - they would not be stored centrally on the servers of the company.
Nevertheless, it is unclear what possibilities exist to support these data, especially in times of the NSA scandal.
Apple had presented the new iPhone 5S together with the more affordable iPhone 5C on September 10 at an event in the Californian Cupertino. In addition to the fingerprint sensor, the smartphone also features a 64-bit processor and a new iSight camera with eight megapixels.