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Samsung Galaxy S8: hackers have tricked the recognition of the iris with a very simple method

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Published on May 23, 2017

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According to a statement from Samsung, the scan of the iris represents the maximum safety of the Galaxy S8, but the organization of hackers, the German Chaos Computer Club has managed to bypass it, in a way also rather simple.

The smartphone offers five methods of unlocking: fingerprint, password, PIN, facial recognition and scanning of the iris; the latter, considered to be of high reliability, it is also a form of authentication for access to Samsung Pay.

Hackers were able to fool this protection system in a very simple way: they have taken a photo with a classic camera to the owner, printed the part of the eye to the natural size and simulated the presence of contact lenses. With this trick you can unlock the samsung Galaxy S8 is fast and simple. Even if not always this method is successful, it is still a way to prove his weakness.

The same smartphone he had already had problems with the scanning of the face even before the official launch, but this function is included only as a measure of secondary protection.

Also Apple has been put to the test by the Chaos Computer Club. In 2013, hackers were able to fool the Touch ID using the same mechanism, scan and print at a high resolution of the fingerprint. Paradoxically, however, it is the system more secure footprint than that of the iris.

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