Two contrasting perspectives here.
“In reality, Apple’s sensor has just a higher resolution compared to the sensors so far. So we only needed to ramp up the resolution of our fake”, said the hacker with the nickname Starbug, who performed the critical experiments that led to the successful circumvention of the fingerprint locking.
From Owen Wilson:
For those of you following at home, taking a 2400DPI image of a fingerprint is not exactly a simple task and will require quite a bit of digital cleanup before it can be used, as per the how-to walk though. If you read through the process, it’s a long, slow process that your average thief would not likely have the time or motivation to undergo.
Personally, I’m outraged at how easy it is to “hack” the vast majority of phones I see without a PIN set. Anyway, you go internet. Here’s to hoping we get another layer of security people don’t use.