I found the article in class today about new iPhone technology containing a biometric fingerprint system really interesting. This is probably because I use the biometric system on a daily basis to clock in and out of work since I work for a pretty large company. However, I am wondering how Apple is going to make sure their biometric system is high quality, considering the system I use at work, quite frequently rejects my fingerprint. This seemed to be a worry of security technologist, Bruce Schneier, as well when he stated, “Failures will be more common in cold weather, when your shriveled fingers just got out of the shower, and so on. But there will certainly still be the traditional PIN system to fall back on.”
I have read all the buzz on Twitter and Facebook concerning the new iPhone and many people have expressed their concerns for their fingerprint security, while others think it’s the coolest thing ever invented. If this is a major concern for Apple iPhone users, I wonder what Apple will do to prove that their data is safe from hackers.