You Don't Need a Real Face to Beat the Galaxy Note 8's Facial Recognition

By Tom Pritchard on at

Samsung has made some bold claims about its new biometrics, like how facial recognition is more secure than using a PIN. Well someone decided to put that to the test, and look what they managed to do:

That's a video of a guy unlocking the Note 8 with a picture of his own face. Even though that's an in-store model, I assume that he set everything up right there.

It's a bit of a blow to Samsung's system, particularly since this is not the first time this has happened. Clearly Samsung hasn't done much tinkering in the six months since the launch of the Galaxy S8. It was also forced to admit that the Iris Scanner isn't that much secure either, even if the chances of someone managing to get a high-quality picture of your iris is very unlikely.

Someone needs to go back to the drawing board and get all this sorted out, or they'll be out of a job.


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