Samsung S8 Iris Scanner Can Be Bypassed And The Method Is Very Simple

Iris Scanner

 

S8, the extraordinary flagship of Samsung is known for its advanced specs sheet and the elegant design. The device released this year boasts all the latest features. The phone which was a smash it lived to its expectations.

But now, the company is facing some issues when a group showcased a video where you can by pass the S8 Iris scanner.

S8 comes with Iris Scanner
S8 comes with Iris Scanner

S8 Iris Scanner

Samsung took the security of your phone one bit higher with its new Iris scanner. The scanner detects your eyes as the pattern in our irises are unique and also impossible to replicate. This was a huge step up in security as you are assured that none can replicate or bypass the Iris scan.

But, every feature has a bypassing method and the one with the Iris scanner on S8 is simple and shocking at the same time. A German hacking group called Chaos Computer Group (CCG) released a video a few days back which shows the bypass technique for the Iris scanner.

The video shows a person using a printed photo of the owner's eye and a contact lens placed on the eyes to replicate the real eye and voila, the phone unlocks.

Iris scanner can be tricked
Iris scanner can be tricked

CCC spokesman Dirk Engling said,

A high-resolution picture from the internet is sufficient to capture an iris. Ironically, we got the best results with laser printers made by Samsung

But Samsung has striking off this claim saying that it is impossible and unrealistic in real life. A spokesperson from Samsung said to Korea Herald,

You need a camera that can capture infrared light (used in the video), which is no longer available in the market. Also, you need to take a photo of the owner's iris and steal his smartphone. It is difficult for the whole scenario to happen in reality

If this is a real bypassing method to Iris scanner, then it may not sound funny when it happens in real. Iris scanner is also used for high-security transactions, payments, and encryption. If this security feature is hackable, then it will put the privacy of the user is at risk.

Samsung says that the method is unrealistic
Samsung says that the method is unrealistic

Even though Samsung assures that it is impossible and unrealistic, the security potential of Iris scanner is not yet completely known and if Samsung comes with a solution or at least debunking the process, people will stay assured. It looks like technology will never be safe and we have to be careful with our personal things. 

 

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