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Tuesday, 23 May 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".
But researchers at Chaos Computer Club had easily tricked the device with a picture of an eye, Motherboard said.
Samsung told the BBC it was "aware of the issue".
The researchers first set up the phone's security by registering a volunteer's eyes using the S8 iris scanner.
They then took a photograph of one of the volunteer's eyes, using a digital camera with an infra-red night vision setting.
After printing the image, the researchers placed a contact lens over the photograph.
The team posted a video showing the S8 smartphone unlocking itself when it saw the false eye.
Source By BBC.COM
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