According to a recent study, 2D photos can easily trick the face recognition technology on some of the top Android phones. This vulnerability was found in devices from major manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Cambridge and was funded by the European Research Council. They tested the face recognition systems of 110 different smartphones and found that 59 of them could be unlocked with a 2D photo. This means that the systems are not secure enough to protect users’ data and can be easily fooled by attackers.
It is important to note that this vulnerability is not present in all Android phones and some manufacturers have implemented more secure face recognition systems. However, users should be aware of the risks and use other security measures such as PIN codes or fingerprint recognition to protect their devices.