Some might have a keen interest in palmistry while others not. Well, the concept of palm reading may sound mundane to most modern people. Surprisingly, to Samsung it is a different story. Samsung’s new technology allows user to secure their smartphones and files with palm as password. Now that sounds spellbinding. Isn’t it?
Yes, Samsung has already filed a patent with the Korean patent authority which demonstrates the process in which the user first need to snap a picture of his/her palm from the handheld phone and store it. Then, for verifying whether the palm is the user’s palm, the smartphone scans the palm from a proximal distance. Next, the software on the device will analyze it to ensure that the palm is the user’s palm and will accordingly generate a pattern which in turns will indicate the actual password that the user will have to key in.
To avoid debacles over patent infringement, Samsung makes a quick notes implying that albeit it is using biometric data for initial verification to fetch the pattern, it does not directly get access to the phone without typing the letters. Hence, there stands no stern point to call it a replacement of face scanner or iris scanner.
Samsung are hopeful that with this meticulous note, they will not have to face any court calls with any other big tech rivals.
There remains a big question that, if this technology comes into use, will it use current Samsung tech or commission brand-new hardware?
We need to wait to get the answer until the release!
To be honest, isn’t it a lot of steps in line? To me, personally, it is not a good to go method because verification through palm is not easy to do. The placement of hand may not be exact. Again, after the proper scan of palm, the password hints which appears are not very understandable as those are just a portion of the actual letters. So there are a lot of hurdles that the user needs to face. Well, it is just my opinion and opinions can vary.
So, if you think double authentications will make your phone secure then wait for the technology to be effective and give it a try!