Samsung recently launched its latest flagship device Galaxy S8. While the device lived up to most of the speculations and expectations, but Samsung might have committed a huge blunder this time round. If you are thinking that it is once again related to faulty batteries (Remember Note 7 !!!), then you are wrong. It’s a different thing altogether this time.
Among the major changes which were brought in the Galaxy S8 was the shifting of the fingerprint sensor to the rear. Samsung Galaxy S8 also sports the IRIS scanner as sported by the Note 7. To reduce the inconvenience caused due to the shifting of the fingerprint sensor, Samsung has brought facial recognition to the Galaxy S8. While this move was welcomed by most at first, but as it turns out, it soon became a nightmare for Samsung.
As it turns out, the Galaxy S8 facial recognition software can be easily fooled. This was first brought into notice by iDeviceHelp through a YouTube video which you can see below:
As it can be seen in this video, a phone carrying the photograph of the person whose face was saved in the S8 is brought over the Galaxy S8 and surprisingly, the device unlocks. It would mean that anyone in possession of your photograph would be able to fool your Galaxy S8 and access your device.
Even though it is too early to comment, but this comes as a great shock to both the fans and the company. Samsung is yet to make any comment and it might be possible that the S8 in the video was some prototype model and not the final version. We hope that Samsung would figure out this issue with the final software. The Galaxy S8 will start getting shipped from April 21 and for now, we would advise you to use the fingerprint or IRIS scanner for a greater security, till this is sorted out.
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