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[wlug] Samsung Galaxy S10 Facial Recognition Fooled by a Video of the Phone Owner

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Peter Reutemann fracpete@w...
Tue Mar 12 08:55:41 NZDT 2019

'Experts have proven once again that facial recognition on modern
devices remains hilariously insecure and can be bypassed using simple
tricks such as showing an image or a video in front of a device's
camera. From a report:

The latest device to fall victim to such attacks is Samsung Galaxy
S10, Samsung's latest top tier phone and considered one of the world's
most advanced smartphones to date. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S10's
facial recognition feature remains just as weak as the one supported
in its previous versions or on the devices of its competitors,
according to Lewis Hilsenteger, a smartphone reviewer better known as
Unbox Therapy on YouTube. Hilsenteger showed in a demo video uploaded
on his YouTube channel last week how putting up a video of the phone
owner in front of the Galaxy S10 front camera would trick the facial
recognition system into unlocking the device.'

-- source:

Cheers, Peter
Peter Reutemann
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 858-5174

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