Galaxy Nexus Ice Cream Sandwich face unlock duped: video
As I am sure most of the Android faithful are aware, other than Android Ice Cream Sandwich being one of the big attractions with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus another features is that face unlock, whereby the smartphone can recognise the users face and unlocks without having to enter a pin and such, but it appears that the face unlock feature can be duped.
We have a video for your viewing consideration below courtesy of the guys over at Technobuffalo and by way of YouTube user Soyacincautv, which shows that the face unlock feature on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been compromised.
It appears, as evidence in said footage that the face unlock feature can be fooled into operating by using a photograph of the user rather than having to use the real mug, which of course raises a question that if someone took a photo of your face and then got hold of your Galaxy Nexus they could easily unlock the device.
If this duping of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich feature as confined to a one off one could believe it was just an accident; however as you will see in the footage below, the guy manages to use that face unlock on the Galaxy Nexus three times by showing the device an image of himself on the Samsung Galaxy Note.
Which leads one to believe that unless the Google guys can get aboard this compromise and make sure it isn’t possible it would appear that the face unlock can’t be relied upon and that makes it pretty useless wouldn’t you agree?
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