#Fail: Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Can Be Pwned Using A Photo

The good news is that I am not writing about a phone that is exploding. The bad news is that Samsung who hyped facial recognition as a security feature when they rolled out the Galaxy S8 last week has found that it isn’t a security feature. That’s because the phone can be pwned via a photo. Here’s the video of the pwnage in action:

Samsung has yet to comment on this issue. But if you’re going to get an S8, you do have a few other security options. Such as the old school passcode, plus IRIS scanning and fingerprint scanning. Thus if this makes you the least bit nervous, maybe you should use one of those options instead.

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One Response to “#Fail: Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Can Be Pwned Using A Photo”

  1. […] it is a real eye or not. Thus it is easily pwnable.  If any of this sounds familiar, it should. The facial recognition in the S8 can be fooled in the same manner. Samsung hasn’t commented on this, but it will be interesting to see what they do to fix this […]

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