Carnegie Mellon University
April 25, 2017

Savvides quoted in Vocativ on the benefits of iris scanners

In an article published by Vocativ, ECE/CyLab's Marios Savvides explained how iris scanners can help make smart phones more secure. “It’s harder to spoof irises than it is to spoof fingerprints, and they’re thought to be stable over a person’s lifetime,” said Savvides. “In that sense, I think iris scanning will help remove some of that hackability.” However, even though iris prints will provide an extra layer of security, experts still advise people to use more than one authentication method on their devices because “nothing is fool-proof.” Read the article.