Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Recognition System Easily Fooled

I'm not going to jump all over Samsung for this one because the truth of the matter is that every single biometric lock (fingerprint, facial recognition, iris scanning, etc.) has been beat by the same sort of tricks. Remember when you could use a printed picture to fool facial recognition?

A new test conducted by CCC hackers shows that this promise cannot be kept: With a simple to make dummy-eye the phone can be fooled into believing that it sees the eye of the legitimate owner. A video shows the simplicity of the method.