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iPhone 5S: Fingerprint scanner - a good compromise or bad idea?

Apple itself is, of course, convinced that it would be a good idea, better than anyIPhone 5s 3d envelopescompletely without any protection - the level of protection of a four-digit number code is questionable - to use. And after all, about half ofIphone 5s Wifi antennaUsers have so far renounced for convenience mostly on the code lock. For this, Apple has built the fingerprint sensor and it sounds like a solution that offers more security without compromising on comfort. At least in theory. Bruce Schneier also calls this type of authentication a good compromise between security and convenience.
 
So a great idea? Not really, at least not in the opinion of Hamburg's data protection officer Johannes Caspar and lawyer Udo Vetter. Opposite the mirror, the data protector from Hamburg clearly spoke against such techniques:
 
Biometrische Merkmale kann man nicht löschen. Sie begleiten uns das Leben lang. Fingerabdrücke sollte man daher nicht für alltägliche Authentifizierungsverfahren abgeben, insbesondere wenn sie in einer Datei gespeichert werden.
 
This is a fundamental rejection, in which there are no further arguments, such as the question of where the fingerprints - resp. the resulting unique IDs - end up landing. Apple says that they are only backed up on the device and no app has access to it. But even if it were different and any US intelligence would get this data, then Apple should probably not blabber.
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