No matter how many passwords you set, your iPhone is never totally safe. Thieves are getting craftier and hackers are becoming more and more sophisticated. But a new patent might help catch iPhone stealers CSI-style.
Apple has just filed a patent called “biometric capture for unauthorized user identification,” which uses its Touch ID to store an image of fingerprints other than the user’s on file.
You can read the abstract description for the patent in full:
Apple has been going a little patent-crazy lately. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office dropped 80 patents for the Apple Car a few weeks ago. And June saw the much buzzed-about curved glass wraparound screen patent. Ever since the lengthy patent court battle between Apple and Samsung awhile back, it’s no surprise Apple’s trying to get as much legal protection as it can for its products. Read more…