The other day we saw a video of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and its Iris scanner being fooled by a photograph of someones eye.
The original hack was shown off by the Chaos Computer Club and now Samsung has responded and has said that it is unrealistic for this to be done to hack into someones phone.
“You need a camera that can capture infrared light (used in the video), which is no longer available in the market. Also, you need to take a photo of the owner’s iris and steal his smartphone. It is difficult for the whole scenario to happen in reality,” said the Samsung spokesperson.
Whilst it would be hard for someone to do this it would not be impossible, so there is a still a small risk of this happening to someones Galaxy S8.