Samsung says use the Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanner not face unlock to stay secure

March 11, 2019

Via: TechRadar

There are reports online claiming face unlock on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 isn’t working as securely as expected, with news of handsets unlocking after scanning a face of someone other than the owner.

In fact it appears the Galaxy S10 facial recognition technology can be fooled by using a video of the owner, as shown by Unbox Therapy and tested by The Verge.

It’s a worrying trait but, according to Samsung, face unlock exists chiefly to help expedite access to your device, with the fingerprint sensor a more secure option for those concerned with privacy.

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