Even IRIS scanners can also be hacked. Now it’s not that publicly entering your passcode.
According to German Hacker, they found a way to bypass the phone’s lock screen. So the Samsung S8 iris scanner isn’t completely foolproof.
The iPhone fingerprint sensor was also hacked by the same group, Chaos Computer Club. Your smartphone information is only so safe in 2017.
Here are the steps How to Hack IRIS Scanner:
According to groups of Hacker, you will need some widely available accessories.
1) A high resolution Photo of the victim.
2) A Laser printer to crop their eyes
3) A contact lens to emulate curvature of an eye.
The picture can be taken at medium range and is best shot in night mode, as the Galaxy S8 iris scanner works with an infrared light. When the print was held up to the smartphone, the S8 unlocked.
The Galaxy S8 is a highly impressive device but the poor placements and design of its fingerprints sensor damages the user experience.
Dirk Engling, The spokesperson of the German group hacker says, “The security risk to the user from iris recognition is even bigger than with fingerprints as we expose our irises a lot,”
He previously hacked the iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor using photos of a glass surface. “Under some circumstances, a high-resolution picture from the internet is sufficient to capture an iris.”
It’s a good reminder that while phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 offer numerous ways to secure your phone — a traditional passcode, a swipe pattern, a fingerprint scan, facial recognition, and more.
However, this could push Samsung to refine its iris scanner in time for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date, expected in August or September.