A shocking video has surfaced revealing how thieves can unlock the Samsung S8 via a hack that only takes minutes!
Your Samsung S8 is vulnerable to thieves who can easily hack the supposedly airtight iris scanning feature used to authenticate and open the phone.
Samsung touted the iris scanning security feature as “foolproof” and “airtight.” However, hackers have proven this to be an entirely false claim. Jan “Starbug” Krissler of the Chaos Computer Company in Germany reveals the simplicity with which thieves can breach security the S8. He released a video showing the ridiculously easy process involved.
Simple iris scanner hack
Krissler also revealed that hackers could use other Samsung products to bypass the iris scanner in merely a few minutes. Not only is the hack simple, but it is also inexpensive. In fact it will only cost the thief approximately $700 to go through with their crime.
A potential thief only need take a covert picture of the S8 owner using an infrared filter, even at a distance as far as 5 meters away. Next, they print out the image and apply contact lenses to the irises. The S8 becomes immediately fooled into believing that it is the owner’s eyes and it opens the phone.
To reinforce the point, the printer Krissler used was one of Samsung’s own, which ironically was the most efficient at the job. Furthermore, what is most alarming is that marketers tout such iris scanning technology to be the next big thing in phone security in the mass market.
Risks of biometrics
Many airports and secure laboratories are already using iris scanning. They consider it to be a fail-safe way to circumvent security breaches. Banks and other companies are utilizing the technology for making payments, and Australia is soon to roll out facial recognition to replace passports. Frighteningly, consumers are turning a blind eye to the security risks that surround their most private information.
iPhone has been using fingerprint authentification for some time now, which is another supposedly fail-proof security method. However, Chaos Computer Company has proven the fallibility of this method also in the past.
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