Spoofer claims Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 can be fooled with a photo
05 September 2017 17:49 GMT

A blogger has claimed that he can bypass Samsung's face recognition on its flagship smartphone with a simple photo.

Web developer and user experience designer Mel Tajon ran a test with the Note 8, and found its facial recognition feature can be tricked with a photograph.

The feature normally allows users to unlock the phone by scanning their face with the front-facing camera, in place of a passcode or fingerprint reader.

In a video posted by Tajon on Twitter, he holds two Note 8 devices in front of one another. One Note 8 just has a selfie of Tajon on screen, and that's enough to fool the second device's front-facing camera, giving him access to the phone.