It looks like face scanning, one of the biometric security features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, can be as easily deceived as the Galaxy S8. And that means one thing – Apple has a huge field to show off.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 debuted in late August. However, only now has information that in terms of new biometric security it may be as poorly protected as the Samsung Galaxy S8. Previous flagship was sold before this year's summer. Then the Koreans boasted that the smartphone could be protected against unauthorized access in a number of different ways – including unlocking it with facial or iris scanning. However, it seems that at least for the option of scanning the face of Samsung for the moment nothing greatly improved.One of the developers – Mel Tajon has decided to check whether Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can be as easily deceived as the previous flagship … and it turns out that yes. I will remind you only a few months ago there has been a lot of discussion about the security of the Galaxy S8. The facial scan option set was easy to deceive. It was enough that we have a picture of the user and display it in front of the camera on another smartphone. After a few months we would think that Samsung would completely eliminate this drawback. Nothing more wrong. The Galaxy Note 8 can be unlocked just as easily with poor quality even with Facebook , like the Galaxy S8. That's exactly what Tajon did. A short test movie can be seen below because the developer shared it on Twitter.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Facial Recognition Test: pic.twitter.com/dVooMPMgfh
– Mel Tajon (@MelTajon) September 2, 2017
I do not want to scare anyone here, because Galaxy Note 8 on the movie can have test software. The smartphone is still in pre-release mode and it is possible that the bug will be fixed soon. In addition, to protect your device, you can use iris scan, code, or fingerprint scanner. It seems to me that Samsung should once and fine-tune the face scan to be able to boast of this type of security. Hence, there is another conclusion – Apple has a huge field to show. iPhone 8 is scheduled to make its debut in a week and will feature a 3D face scan option. Samsungi use 2D scan. I hope Cupertino will show something we have not seen before. Recently, analysts have claimed that such technology in the Apple camp is ahead of the competition by about two years. Rumors also indicate that the scan will work at night and at microsecond even when the smartphone is lying on the table. Ultimately, however, only the first tests and comparison of the flagship of Samsung and Apple made by ordinary users will give us a clear answer, which the company better deal with the implementation of such solution.