With the smartphones becoming the center of information and knowledge for the users, they have become the store for personal data and official credentials as well. With more and more people trusting their phones with their personal data, more and more security settings are being introduced by the developers and IT professionals, in order to offer privacy, security and peace of mind for the users.
Is Face Unlock Feature Really Reliable or Can be Spoofed?
From pattern to passwords, from pins to fingerprint sensors, iris recognition to facial sensors, modern smartphones comes with various security settings and features allowing the users to feel safe and secure with their personal data. And when all of them got tricked, facial recognition was introduced in the Samsung smartphones as the ultimate solution for security threats.
But the question is, is the facial recognition feature of Samsung phones fool-proof? Well, in order to find out the Dutch Consumentenbond Organization tried to trick the cameras of various phones using high quality photos of the owners and the results were surprising. Most of the phones passed the test but some of them can’t.
Read on to know which Samsung phones can make it and which ones don’t.
Samsung Phones That Remained Locked
Just like many Android phones, several Samsung smartphones were tested and tricked within the process and fortunately, most of the Samsung phones remained locked but unfortunately, some of them weren’t.
The modern smartphones remained locked and passed the test. Here’s the list of the Samsung phones that remained locked:
- Samsung Galaxy A6
- Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy A9
- Samsung Galaxy J6
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Samsung Phones That Unlocked with a Photo
The former models of the Samsung phones that were in the budget found to be tricked with a photo. These models include:
- Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
- Samsung Galaxy A8
- Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy J8
- Samsung Galaxy S8
With this news revolving around the world, a Samsung spokesperson provided with the following comment:
“The Galaxy S8 provides various levels of biometric authentication, with the highest level of authentication from the iris scanner and fingerprint reader. In addition, the Galaxy S8 provides users with multiple options to unlock their phones through both biometric security options, and convenient options such as swipe and facial recognition. It is important to reiterate that facial recognition, while convenient, can only be used for opening your Galaxy S8 and currently cannot be used to authenticate access to Samsung Pay or Secure Folder.”
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