OMG! OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Fooled By A Printed Photo
OMG! OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Fooled By A Printed Photo

We all know very well that unlocking by face has gained momentum with its arrival on the iPhone X. The well-known security feature of the iPhone X, of course, the Face ID is, according to the tech giant Apple, one of the safest methods of identifying users. However, now according to the latest reports, OnePlus 6 face unlock security feature fooled by a printed photo.

OMG! OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Fooled By A Printed Photo

Although it has existed for some years now, unlocking by face has gained momentum with its arrival on the iPhone X. Face ID is, according to the tech giant Apple, one of the safest methods of identifying users.

Of course, since that time many manufacturers have bet on these systems as a way to unlock. The well-known Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus was the latest to put that in its new OnePlus 6, but it has problems and can be fooled with a photo.

From the old Android Lollipop that Android has the possibility to use the face of the user to unlock the operating system. It was far from being a perfect system and had many flaws, as has been proven several times.

Oneplus has introduced OnePlus 6 to this system, showing its capabilities and usefulness in its use. The problem, and it has not revealed, is that this can be circumvented with a simple printed photograph.

The problem with these systems, and on most Android devices, is the inability of the front camera to distinguish a flat surface and a three-dimensional object so that it is easily misled at the time of facial recognition. Some brands, such as Samsung, bet on these systems in addition to others, such as reading the iris.

This failure of the OnePlus system is so great that later testing revealed that even a simple black-and-white photograph can fool the system and allow access to the device.

OnePlus warns during the setup process that this is a fail-safe system that has low security but at the same time forces users to configure and adopt it during the configuration of OnePlus 6.

As long as manufacturers do not invest in front-end cameras that can detect the depth of field these systems will always be exposed to camera failures, compromising the safety of user data.

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