Hackers managed to trick the iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S8

Proposed in Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + smartphones, biometric authentication by scanning the retina of the iris was announced as the safest and most reliable protection. But the German hacker community Chaos Computer Club (CCC), who set to work, quickly overcame this innovative defense without investing large sums of money. On their Internet page, experts published the methodology of the process and uploaded a video clip. To overcome the protection, a simple contact lens and a high-quality photograph of the eye of the smartphone owner were required. The shooting was carried out in \According to hackers, a photo can be taken with a 200 mm digital camera lens from a distance of up to 5 meters. Then the image is printed on a laser printer. Ironically, the Samsung printer gave the highest quality image. A contact lens is installed at the top of the photo in the center, which is necessary to add volume to the resulting structure. The scanner recognizes the owner’s eyes and opens access not only to the smartphone, but also to the Samsung Pay payment service, which is also protected by biometric identification. The authors of the experiment admitted that the most expensive in the process of hacking is the acquisition, in fact, of the Galaxy S8 smartphone, which is necessary for the experiment. At the same time, one of the leaders of the CCC community, Dirk Engling, invited smartphone users to return to the traditional protection of devices – entering a PIN code. In turn, the Samsung press service responded: \expensive technology and the coincidence of a number of circumstances. It requires a high-quality high-resolution retina image obtained with an IR camera, contact lenses and the smartphone itself. During an internal investigation, it was found that to achieve the desired result With this method, it is extremely difficult. \8caa42f5a9df53968033bf99609e44f6

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