Watch Samsung’s brand new Galaxy S10 face unlock get defeated by a video on another phone

Lewis Hilsenteger, of Unbox Therapy, holds a video of himself up to the Galaxy S10. The video unlocks the phone.

I immediate thought of this scenario:

  • Bad actor takes video of victim’s face
  • Bad actor steals victim’s Galaxy S10
  • Bad actor unlocks the Galaxy S10

I can think of many more, but what’s the point of face unlock if it is so easily defeated?

Here’s the video. Jump to about 2 minutes in to see this for yourself. Oh Samsung.