SamCentral had recently done an APK (Android Package Kit) teardown of the newest Android Oreo beta for Samsung’s current flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, and discovered some very pretty interesting stuff about the Galaxy S9, which is expected to be unveiled less than a month from now, just in time for this year’s Mobile World Congress, which happens on February 26th until March 1st in the beautiful city of Barcelona in Spain. Which interesting stuff exactly?
Facial recognition and fingerprint scanning systems are excellent tools for making sure mobile devices are safe from intruders. But as good as they are, they are still bound to some limitations. Moreover, mobile users often struggle a bit when trying to switch effectively and easily between the two technologies. As for intruders, the most persistent of them can conquer facial recognition and fingerprint reading systems by letting users unlock their devices (either unwittingly or under duress) or sometimes coming up with false (but convincing) identities.
Quite inevitably, passwords will be a thing of the past, replaced by biometric methods for identity verification. It is actually starting right now with most high profile smartphone releases featuring a fingerprint reader of some kind.
But according to an Engadget article, fingerprints are nearly not enough to ensure total protection. In this age wherein it is customary for people everywhere to save private or sensitive information in mobile devices or in cloud services, online security is more important than ever. This has prompted various service providers to continuously explore ways that are much safer than the standard two factor authentication process.
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