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When the Samsung Galaxy S8 was released earlier this year, it was equipped with a number of security features including facial recognition, an iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor. However, a hacker has discovered that the iris scanner, which has been billed a secure way to lock your device, can be easily fooled with a surprisingly low-tech approach. In a video posted to YouTube, hacker Jan Krissler (aka Starbug) posted how to fool the iris scanner in three easy steps. The first step is to find a camera that supports night mode to take a picture of a person’s eyes. In this case, Starbug used an older Sony camera, which has night mode capabilities drop the IR filter to make it easier to pick... Read more...