Nick DePetrillo is putting his money where his mouth is. As people debated online the feasibility of hacking the fingerprint sensor on the yet-to-be-released iPhone 5s, he decided to do one better: The security researcher sent out a tweet offering $100 to the first person with video evidence of lifting and reproducing a fingerprint to unlock the iPhone. That simple message sent Wednesday night has resulted in many others chipping in–dollars, Bitcoin, wine–resulting in a cumulative bounty of more than $13,000 at the time of this post.
“Nothing is 100% hackproof. Nothing is 100% secure,” DePetrillo told Fast Company. “I’m just arguing from what I believe that the company has done a very good job implementing Touch ID. Everyone in the industry is criticizing the sensor even before the actual phone is released.”
via Fast Company.