Friday, October 31, 2014

The Police Can Force You To Unlock An iPhone With Touch ID

According to the Fifth Amendment and Judge Steven C. Fucci, the police cannot force you to unlock an iPhone with a passcode, but they can with a fingerprint. Keep in mind that iPhone requires a passcode after 48 hours of inactivity, restarting an iPhone, or three failed Touch ID attempts. Essentially, if one wanted to be protected by the law, all they would have to do is restart the iPhone or  fake a Touch ID by trying to obscure their fingerprint to the Touch ID sensor. Hopefully, soon there will be a law that does the same with a passcode, not just Touch ID.

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