BioLockdown ($1.99) is a new security tweak that utilizes Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint technology incorporated in the iPhone 5s to protect access to apps, settings and Control Center switches. The tweak was released to the BigBoss repo by popular iOS hacker/engineer Ryan Petrich on January 4.
Petrich was not the only developer that wanted to design a tweak exclusively for the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5s. Elias Limneos created BioProtect ($2.99) to add stylish protection to a user’s applications very similarly to BioLockdown. Additionally, well-known security tweak Applocker (free), first introduced in October of 2011 added support for Touch ID recognition to go along with it’s many other features.