According to a report recently published by the Korea Economic Daily, Samsung’s highly awaited flagship device for this year, the Galaxy S8, could feature a facial recognition technology that should allow users to unlock the device more quickly.
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.
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