Samsung is positioning the biometric protection of smartphones Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + as "uncompromising" thanks to the scanner of the iris of the eye. However, it was quite easy to get around it. The German hacking community Chaos Computer Club successfully completed the task and shared the instruction and the video with the process on the network.
For "hacking" it was required to take a photo from a close distance in the "night" mode, as a result, a photo was obtained, similar to the infrared image created by the scanner in the Galaxy S8. Then the photos were printed on an ordinary printer, with the best result obtained on a Samsung laser printer. And, finally, a contact lens was placed on the iris photo to simulate a three-dimensional object. The design was brought to the smartphone and it successfully unlocked, "recognizing" the owner's eye. This method can be used, including, for the payment service Samsung Pay, which supports identification by iris on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 +. As a conclusion, Dirk Engling, a representative of the CCC, advised users to protect the smartphone with a standard PIN, not biometric methods, unless, of course, they value data on the smartphone or want to use it for payment services.