May 23, 2017

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

Samsung's eye-scanning security technology, used on the new Galaxy S8 smartphone, has been fooled with a photograph and a contact lens. The iris-scanner can be used to unlock the phone simply by looking at it, which Samsung says provides "Airtight security". The researchers first set up the phone's security by registering a volunteer's eyes using the S8 iris scanner. Samsung said its iris-scanning technology had been through "Rigorous testing" to "Prevent attempts to compromise its security". Galaxy S8 owners have the option of using a password or secret number to unlock their phone, instead of using the iris scanner.

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