“Infinitely Secure” what Samsung claims the Galaxy S8 to be. A few people over at Chaos Computer Club (CCC) would like to disagree, because they hacked Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner. Once hackers have Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner hacked they have access to all your data and payment methods, hence we recommend you use a PIN.
The best part about the hack; it’s an inexpensive one. The most expensive gadget used in the hack was the Samsung Galaxy S8 itself. Here’s what Samsung says about the IRIS scanner on it’s website:-
The patterns in your irises are unique to you and are virtually impossible to replicate, meaning iris authentication is one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked and the contents private
How Was Samsung Galaxy S8 Iris Scanner Hacked
The hackers used a camera, a printer, and a contact lens to bypass the Galaxy S8 Iris scanner. The hack itself was was easy as it gets, take a medium range photo of the person with a digital camera’s night mode or infrared filter removed, print the infrared image. Next step is to place a contact lens on top of the printed picture. Placing the contact lens emulates the curvature of a real eye’s surface and fools the Iris scanner.
Check out the video below to see the hack in action.