If you plan to pick up the Galaxy S8 when it goes on sale in Canada on April 29th, you may not set up the phone’s facial recognition feature.
A Periscope video, seen below, spotted by iDeviceHelp shows that the S8’s biometric authentication feature, in its current iteration, can easily be bypassed with a photo of the user’s face. In the case below, the person filming the video registered their face on one S8 and then used another S8 to take a picture of their face and unlock the original device.
The fact that facial recognition isn’t secure shouldn’t be surprising. After all, it’s still a nascent technology. Moreover, the S8 isn’t even out yet. Samsung has time to polish the feature before launch.