Isn t Touch ID more for convenience rather than security?

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As in, thieves can just immediately bypass your Touch ID and start hacking your manual password with just one click of the home button (in iOS 10). They don t even need to chop off your fingers because all they have to do is press the home button, guess your manual password for 9999 times or use some nifty

As in, thieves can just immediately bypass your Touch ID and start hacking your manual password with just one click of the home button (in iOS 10). They don t even need to chop off your fingers because all they have to do is press the home button, guess your manual password for 9999 times or use some nifty algorithm to find out those 4 numbers and they re good to go! Even for apps which rely on your fingerprint to unlock your account will still have to provide the option to type in your manual password as a backup in the case that your Touch ID somehow doesn t work. So this boils down to convenience, and not security, right?

Best Answer:

Ricky: I don't think Apple or anyone ever claimed that Touch ID was more secure.

Also, an iPhone will lock you out if you fail a passcode several times. You can't brute force an iPhone unless you manage to get lucky within about 10 or so tries.

Other answer:

Ricky:
The machine will lock up long long before 9999 tries.
fingerprint is both convenience and more secure then a 4 digit pin or a pattern. On my android, I have to type in the password after reboot, then the finger works
Sarah:
a
chrisjbsc:
Wrong.

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