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Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Feature Can Reportedly Be Bypassed With a Photo

More often than none, after the launch of a major handset, interesting bits of information about the device starts to unveil.

As it turns out, Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 handset’s facial recognition platform, an important security element, can reportedly be bypassed using a user’s picture.

According to the report, a video was posted on YouTube, showing the Galaxy S8’s facial recognition feature, as it is being tricked by making use of the image of the user.

In the video, the user simply takes another handset with user’s picture on it and slowly moves it towards the Galaxy S8 to have the device unlocked.

The ease with which the user was able to unlock the Galaxy S8 device has reportedly posed a concern for the users despite other ways of having the device secured.

While biometric security features have been found to be vulnerable to hackers in the past, Samsung has delivered facial recognition along with the iris scanner platform in a bid to help users enhance the protection of their devices.

If this recent news, is anywhere near the truth, however, it could definitely prove the South Korean tech giants wrong.

The company, as we all know have received relentless criticism in the past, for the lack of user safety that was associated with the Galaxy Note 7 issue.

That is why the last thing Samsung would not want is the user security offered by its latest flagship devices to come in question as well.


While Samsung is still yet to give a comment on this issue, we will just have to wait and see how the company intends to further develop the feature.

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