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Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris scanner is easily defeatable

If you want to secure your Samsung Galaxy S8, relying on the iris scanner to keep it locked is not the best idea. That's because it can be easily fooled using just a printed photo and a contact lens. This reinforces the belief that biometric authentication is -- at least for now -- less secure than traditional options, like PINs and passwords, which have the advantage of not being tied to a physical trait that can be easily exploited by hackers, thieves or the authorities. As ArsTechnica reports, the cost of this hack is lower than what you would pay for a Galaxy S8.… [Continue Reading]

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