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Hackers have once again proved there’s no such thing as true security for your phone.

Researchers at the Chaos Computer Club (via Motherboard) claim to have bypassed the iris scanner on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 using a simple photo of a person’s iris and an ordinary contact lens.

Samsung’s “airtight” (the company’s word, not mine) iris scanner is included on the Galaxy S8 as an alternative form of biometric security in addition to the built-in fingerprint sensor.

Galaxy S8 users can choose to set up the iris scanner, which is more secure than the face recognition, to unlock the phone or authenticate Samsung Pay mobile payments.  Read more…

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