Remember when Apple debuted the Touch ID fingerprint reader in the iPhone 5s in fall 2013? Many in IT pooh-poohed it as a fad that couldn’t really be secure, and security consultancies raced to find outlandish — and very-hard-to-repeat — ways to break the fingerprint protection (for example: heating a cut-off finger to body temperature).

Be prepared for the same knee-jerk negativity for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the newest version of Samsung’s flagship phablet, which makes its public debut today and goes on sale this Friday. The Galaxy Note 7 is the first popular smartphone to include iris scanning as an unlock mechanism, bringing a new biometric option to the mobile security portfolio.

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