Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Samsung S8’s iris scanner fooled by photograph of an eye

Just one month after the Samsung Galaxy S8’s release, German hackers have already figured out a way around the phone’s iris recognition software. The Chaos Computer Club, a European hacker group, published its account of hacking the S8’s biometrics via a few simple tools such as a camera and a contact lens. It also showed video footage of the successful workaround. Here are the ingredients in the Samsung Sensor Scramble, if you ever want to make it yourself: One camera (ordinary point-and-shoot will do) One laser printer, made by Samsung for the added spice of irony One contact lens One Samsung Galaxy…

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