Samsung Galaxy S8’s facial scanner can be tricked by a photo


Recently Samsung announced their new flagship phones for this year. Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus features a facial scanner that unlocks the phone by recognizing the owners face.

Apparently, this new facial scanner can be easily tricked by using a digital photograph. Some folks from the Marcianophone succeeded in tricking the Galaxy S8’s facial scanner with a selfie that was saved on another device. iDeviceHelp later uploaded the video showing the S8 being tricked by a digital photograph. You can check the video below,

Samsung has already mentioned that Facial recognition is currently in its earlier stage. For better security and protection user should rely on the Finger Print scanner or the IR sensors. Let’s hope Samsung will solve this issue before the retail units start to ship.

The new Galaxy smartphones come in two variants the standard Galaxy S8 with a 5.8-inch screen and the larger S8 Plus with a 6.2-inch screen. Both the devices feature a 2960 x 1440 resolution edge to edge “infinity display”. You can read more about it here.

Stay tuned for the updates.

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