(Im)Practical iPhone Application: Biometrics hacking tool

Brief discussion at PyGTA about the potential for creating useful tools for the iPhone.  So given today's press release, here's a simple iPhone application to build...

  • allow taking a picture of an authenticated user (either directly or via file transfer)
  • provides a library of faces for brute-force attacks
  • do basic image processing to manipulate the photo for best results
  • allows you to hold the iPhone up to the web-cam to defeat the biometric identification-that-shouldn't-be-used-as-authentication scheme.
Might be hard to get the cameras to accept the picture on the glossy iPhone screen, I suppose.  Would have to experiment.


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