Apple's idea behind the swanky fingerprint scanner, and Touch ID on its new iPhone 5S smartphone goes beyond being able to quickly unlock your device. It's being touted as a complete credential management solution. It took a kid to show it its place.
Reddit user "iZeeHunter" posted this obviously choreographed picture of his adorable niece trying to unlock his iPhone, while he takes a nap. The only way Apple could get around something like that is by innovating a coarse gaze-detection feature, which Samsung and LG already have, on their Galaxy S4 and Optimus G Pro (used to auto-pause videos), which would then make girls like her hold portraits of their uncles while they try to unlock their phones.
Jokes aside, if Apple envisions a future where people use their Touch IDs to authenticate everything from online transactions, to personal banking, and their iTunes purchases, these are some of the low-tech security holes it has to patch first. Some of the toughest ones.