OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Tricked by a Printout of User’s Face: OnePlus Responds

OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Tricked by a Printout of User’s Face: OnePlus Responds

OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Tricked by a Printout of User’s Face: OnePlus Responds

by May 30, 2018

OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Tricked

OnePlus launched its much-anticipated flagship of 2018, the OnePlus 6, on May 17. The phone went on sale from May 22 and we’ve seen lot of positive reviews about the device from the actual users as well as the tech community. However, a new video has surfaced online in which the phone’s Face Unlock feature seems to have been caught in controversy. A user (@rikduijn) is seen in the video unlocking the device with a paper cutout of the face registered on it.

Take a look at the video…

The Face Unlock is one of the must have features in all the latest flagships but the Face Unlock in Android phones doesn’t seem to match the Apple’s Face ID when it comes to security. OnePlus is not the only Android phone to be fooled and there are likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as well. This is primarily because Apple’s Face ID is based on 3D technology but none of the Android phone makers have been able to integrate the same in their flagships. Instead they use the 2D technology for Face Unlock which is comparatively less secured as you can see in the video.

However, one needs to note that the video does not show whether the face was registered using an actual person or with the same printed sheet of paper.

OnePlus was quick to respond to the video with a statement that reads, “We designed Face Unlock around convenience, and while we took corresponding measures to optimize its security we always recommended you use a password/PIN/fingerprint for security. For this reason, Face Unlock is not enabled for any secure apps such as banking or payments. We’re constantly working to improve all of our technology, including Face Unlock.”

OnePlus’ Face Unlock is really quick and the company will surely bring a patch to fix the flaw. Anyways you have the fingerprint scanner as the most secured option.