Researcher bypasses iris scanner with photos




A German hacker has an iris scanner to know the garden guide with pictures of an iris. A photo with a diameter of 75 pixels, printed on 1200dpi on paper, was enough to allow the iris scanner, by Panasonic think that there was real to scan an iris.

Iris-scan Security Researcher Jan Krissler will present his findings at the CanSecWest security conference in Canada, but does its findings across Forbes already from the canvases . With images of an iris, available via the Internet, Krissler managed to get approval of the iris scanner.

The iris scanner Krissler knew to deceive, the Panasonic BM-ET200 authenticam. Which is now no longer sold, but according Krissler widespread. For the success of the trick was to go to the pictures of well exposed irises.

In addition, the iris on the pictures had to be at least 75 pixels in diameter, and are to be printed with a resolution of 1200dpi, which is relatively high for a printer; many consumer printers can not print to that resolution. In addition, 75 percent of the iris had to be visible.

Krissler notes that Google Images images can be found of irises in high quality, including world leaders. Previously hacked Krissler successfully TouchID fingerprint scanner in the iPhone.


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