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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:17 PM

Photos unlock 40% of Android phones with face recognition

From https://www.techspot.com/news/78130-photos-unlock-40-android-phones-face-recognition.html

Photos unlock 40% of Android phones with face recognition
Including some big names


By Isaiah Mayersen on January 6, 2019, 10:48 AM



Facepalm: Following the launch of the iPhone X, almost every Android manufacturer rushed to implement facial recognition on their smartphones. Some like Samsung and Huawei have implemented hardware-based solutions, but others rely on the selfie camera to simply detect faces – not such a good idea it turns out, with people faces plastered all over social media.

Dutch non-profit Consumentenbond has worked with international partners to conduct an audit of 110 smartphones with facial recognition. Spoiler alert: 42 of them were unlocked with the kind of photo you’d find on social media or capture on security cams.

Passing the test (thankfully) are Samsung’s high-end and mid-tier offerings from 2018, all the OnePlus phones, Huawei’s Mate 20 series, Motorola’s 2018 phones, and the latest flagships from Asus, Honor, HTC and Oppo. All iPhones passed the test as well.

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The bottom line is, if you have one of these phones that also has a fingerprint scanner, then you’d better stick to that. To see if your phone passes, check the full list here.

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ProudLib72 Jan 9 #1
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dalton99a Jan 9 #4
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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:22 PM

1. Didn't the Grateful Dead concieve of this possibility back in 1976?

Steal Your Face

Steal Your Face is a live double album by the Grateful Dead, released in June 1976. The album was recorded October 17–20, 1974, at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, during a "farewell run" that preceded a then-indefinite hiatus.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steal_Your_Face

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:26 PM

2. Police csan also unlock your phone with facial/fingerprint recognition without a warrant too!

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Only a password is protected, and requires a warrant.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:33 PM

3. Had to run that link in the excerpt through Google translate



(It's in Dutch)

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:34 PM

4. List with translation:

The following devices were unlocked in our test by means of a photo.

Alcatel 1X
Asus Zenfone 5 Lite 64 GB
Asus Zenfone 5, ZE620KL (64 GB)
BlackBerry Key2
BlackBerry Key2 (US version)
BQ Aquaris X2
BQ Aquaris X2 Pro
General Mobile GM8
HTC U11+
Huawei P20 (EML - L29)
Huawei P20 Lite
Huawei P20 Pro (CLT - L29)
Lenovo Motorola Moto E5
Lenovo Motorola Moto E5 (BR version)
Lenovo Motorola Moto E5 Plus (BR version)
Lenovo Motorola Moto G6 Play
LG K9 (LM-X210EMW)
LG Q6 Alpha (LG-M700n)
Motorola Moto G6 Play (BR version)
Motorola One
Nokia 3.1
Nokia 3.1 (US version)
Nokia 7.1
Oukitel VU
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (32GB) (SM-A530F/DS
Samsung Galaxy A8 (64 GB)
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (SM-A730F)
Samsung Galaxy J8 Brasil
Sony Xperia L2 (H3311)
Sony Xperia L2 (H3321)
Sony Xperia XZ2 (H8216)
Sony Xperia XZ2 (US version)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (US version)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Dual SIM (H8324)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Dual SIM (H8266)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium (US version)
Sony Xperia XZ3
Vodafone Smart N9
Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A2 (32GB)


The following devices were unlocked in our test with a photo, but you can set face recognition to be 'stricter'.

Honor 7A
LG G7 thinQ
LG G7 thinQ (US version)
LG G7 thinQ Dual SIM
LG V35 ThinQ (US version)
LG V40 ThinQ


The following devices could not be unlocked with a photo in our test.

Alcatel 3V (5099D)
Alcatel 5
Apple iPhone XR (128 GB)
Apple iPhone XR (256 GB)
Apple iPhone XR (64 GB)
Apple iPhone XS (256GB)
Apple iPhone XS (512GB)
Apple iPhone XS (64GB)
Apple iPhone XS Max (256GB)
Apple iPhone XS Max (512GB)
Apple iPhone XS Max (64GB)
Asus Zenfone Max Plus (ZB570TL)
Honor 10
Honor 7C
Honor 8X
Honor View 10
HTC U12+ (EU version)
HTC U12+ (US version)Huawei P Smart+
Huawei Y6 (2018) (ATU-L21)
Huawei Y7 (2018)
Huawei Mate 20
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Lenovo Motorola Moto G6 (32GB)
Lenovo Motorola Moto G6 (64GB)
Lenovo Motorola Moto G6 (US version)
Lenovo Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Lenovo Motorola Moto Z3 .US version
Lenovo Motorola Moto Z3 Play
Lenovo Motorola Moto Z3 Play .US version
Motorola Moto G6 (BR version)
Motorola Moto G6 Plus (BR version)
One Plus 5T
OnePlus 6 (128GB)
OnePlus 6 (256GB)
OnePlus 6 (64GB)
OnePlus 6 (US version) (64 GB)
Oppo Find X
Samsung Galaxy A6 (32GB)
Samsung Galaxy A6+ (32GB)
Samsung Galaxy A6+ (64 GB)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128 GB) (EU version)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128 GB) Dual SIM (BR version)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128 GB) Single SIM (EU version)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960U1 (US version)
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F/DS)
Samsung Galaxy S9 SM-G960U1 (US model)
Samsung Galaxy S9 256GB
Samsung Galaxy S9 dual (128GB)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ (SM-G965F/DS)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256GB
Samsung Galaxy S9+ dual (128GB)
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Single SIM
Samsung Galaxy S9+ SM-G965U1 (US model)
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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:10 PM

5. Holy shit. I thought about that once...then thought...naw. Could'nt be that easy.

Turns out it is.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 09:13 PM

6. this is why I stick to a good old fashioned pin number

Granted my pin number isn't very secure (it is my birthday). But you have to type in the 4 digit pin and then press ok.

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