Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A Hacker Bypassed The Galaxy S8's Iris Scanner With Just An Infrared Photo And A Contact Lens

Galaxy S8’s iris scanner was marketed as a step above traditional fingerprint scanners, able to keep your smartphone secure from prying eyes. So it’s a bit of a downer to learn that someone managed to bypass it with a basic digital camera and a few dollars.

Renowned white hat hacker Jan Krissler, who goes by Starbug online, set out to circumvent the S8’s security system by using a low-tech hack instead of any coding whatsoever. And he did it with a point-and-shoot camera and a contact lens. 


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