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Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo. Image copyright ccc Samsung's eye-scanning security technology, used on the new Galaxy S8 smartphone, has been fooled with a photograph and a contact lens.

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

The iris-scanner can be used to unlock the phone simply by looking at it, which Samsung says provides "airtight security". But researchers at Chaos Computer Club had easily tricked the device with a picture of an eye, Motherboard said. Samsung told the BBC it was "aware of the issue". Image copyright Samsung The researchers first set up the phone's security by registering a volunteer's eyes using the S8 iris scanner. They then took a photograph of one of the volunteer's eyes, using a digital camera with an infra-red night vision setting. After printing the image, the researchers placed a contact lens over the photograph. The team posted a video showing the S8 smartphone unlocking itself when it saw the false eye. Samsung said its iris-scanning technology had been through "rigorous testing" to "prevent attempts to compromise its security". Startup: Identifying Dangerous Individuals Using Biometric Face Structure - iHLS.

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew) Today, in the 21st century, violence and terror are mightier than ever.

Startup: Identifying Dangerous Individuals Using Biometric Face Structure - iHLS

This trend has many reasons – from refugee movement and civilian wars to rising living costs all around the world. This state, in which many people’s personal security is damaged, has called upon a new tool to handle anonymous violence, the type that has nothing to do with any organization and is, therefore, hard to foresee. Over the last for years, Faception system has been developed for these needs exactly. “We’ve developed a system that can, using complex algorithms and big data analysis, identify a human’s character based on his face structure with a high percent success rate,” explained the company’s CEO, Shai Gilboa. The system is integrated within ordinary security cameras and can also be placed at the entrance to large events, border security posts at airports, police stations etc. For more details To register to the accelerator Related.

Biométrie dans les smartphones des particuliers : comment la loi informatique et libertés s’applique-t-elle ? Uk.businessinsider. Self-described biohacker Jowan Osterlund, from Biohax Sweden, holds a small microchip implant, similar to those implanted into workers at the Epicenter co-working space in Stockholm, Sweden.


James Brooks/AP The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created. What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The injections have become so popular that workers at Epicenter hold parties for those willing to get implanted. "The biggest benefit I think is convenience," said Patrick Mesterton, co-founder and CEO of Epicenter. The technology in itself is not new. Jacob Miller scans a cat for a microchip at the East Valley Animal Shelter in Los Angeles. And as with most new technologies, it raises security and privacy issues. Dr. So far, Epicenter's group of cyborgs doesn't seem too concerned. Biométrie : quelques notions de base sur la technologie. Depuis plusieurs années, la biométrie se fait de plus en plus présente dans les objets et outils de notre quotidien.

Biométrie : quelques notions de base sur la technologie

Elle s’insère dans les passeports que nous emmenons avec nous pour voyager, dans les systèmes d’authentification qui nous permettent d’accéder aux fonctionnalités de notre téléphone portable, de réaliser un paiement à distance ou encore d’accéder à des locaux professionnels sécurisés. Utilisée aussi bien par des entreprises du secteur privé que dans l’exercice de la puissance publique, la Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (Cnil) garde un oeil toujours très attentif sur les garanties apportées pour les droits et libertés des individus (1).

Pour bien comprendre cette technologie et ce qui la rend sensible, il est utile de revenir sur quelques notions de base de la biométrie. Définitions de la biométrie Sur son site internet (2), la Cnil propose la définition suivante : Biometrics. States start to address biometric privacy rights and protections.