No, the Galaxy Note 8’s face recognition can’t be fooled by a photo

Josh L., writing for SamMobile;

Last week, a video started making the rounds online claiming that the Galaxy Note 8’s face recognition feature can be fooled by a photograph—and guess what? It can’t. Seriously. We tried it for ourselves and were unable to generate the same result.

The last part of the article;

While we can’t offer up an explanation as to why some news outlets were able to trick their handset with an image, we can honestly say that we weren’t. We’ve reached out to Samsung for an explanation and will update this post if/when we hear back.

This means it’s not an isolated case. This kind of inconsistency in the facial recognition, should not happen, specially with a smartphone with a more than $900+ price tag.

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

John Biggs, reporting for TechCrunch;

An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card information pages that can capture your credit number and other important information.

You may want to read this article by Kaspersky on how “Faketoken.q,” tricks you into capturing your credit card information.

Report: PH is global leader in botnets, banking Trojan malware

NewsByte Ph;

A recently released report by an Internet security firm has revealed that the Philippines is the top country globally for botnets and banking Trojan malware.

In the inaugural “Asia Pacific State of Malware Report 2017” conducted by Silicon Valley-based Malwarebytes, the study noted that the Philippines is a haven for botnets with detection for the malware nearly four times as many as the second ranked country, Indonesia.

You can read MalwareBytes’ full report here.