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Samsung Galaxy S8's Iris Scanner Hacked with a Printed Photo and Contact Lens
23 May 2017, 11:58 pm

Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with "one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked" - iris-based authentication. This system is, however, extremely easy to hack, as proven by a group of hackers in Germany. 

The attack is extremely basic and doesn't even require any type of hacking skills. All you need is a digital camera, a laser printer, and a contact lens. 

Called the Chaos Computer Club, the German hackers figured that if you take a picture of the phone owner's face, print it on paper, superimpose the contact lens and hold the image in front of the Galaxy S8, you can bypass the security measures. The photo you take doesn't even have to be a close up, although the hackers to admit that using night-shot mode or removing the infrared filter does help. 

"The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first flagship smartphone with iris recognition. The manufacturer of the biometric solution is the company Princeton Identity Inc. Th... (read more)

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