Apples FaceID can be defeated by a sibling, so it is a matter of time before someone defeats it other ways. But back to the Note 8. You either didn't read the article, or you really have no clue what the article was talking about. Do you even know what a high res IR camera is? I am comfortable that no one is going to get close enough to me with a high res IR camera, AND measure my eyeball for fitting a contact lens, without me knowing it. I'm not defending anything. I'm trying to explain something to you but I think its probably a waste of time. No security is 100% foolproof. Its always a tradeoff between security and convenience. The most secure device is going to be the least convenient to use. So a buyer needs to make an objective assessment of what works for them.