Hilton says smartphone door unlocking used 11 million times without being hacked

A growing number of hotels are now allowing people to use their smartphone to unlock their doors. The Hilton hotel group, which first started experimenting with the technology three years ago, says that the security of the system is now firmly proven …

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The Galaxy S8’s iris scanner can be ‘hacked’ using a contact and an IR image

The smartphone has basically become a human appendage. Not only is it always in people’s hands or pockets, it stores all of our banking information, photos, and private messages. To protect them, companies like Samsung offer biometric security features like iris scanning to unlock phones. While it might seem secure, a hacker just proved how easy it is to bypass Samsung’s iris scanner…

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Hacked Android Marshmallow build available for Nexus 7 (2012), here’s how to install it

There are several Nexus devices that just don’t support Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and that fact has left some owners of ancient technology very unhappy. But this is Android, of course, and there’s nothing keeping developers from tinkering with Google’s open source OS. Specifically, owners of the 2012 Nexus 7 should rejoice in this case: It’s definitely at your own risk, but you can now install an early and hacky unofficial build of Google’s latest version of Android on your phone. Here’s how to do it… more…