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Thieves use facial recognition feature to steal Rs 1.03 lakh from sleeping man's phone

Thieves use facial recognition feature to steal Rs 1.03 lakh from sleeping man's phone

Posted On : Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 11:10 AM
Do you use the facial recognition feature to unlock your phone? If yes, then beware! This high-tech feature can be used by your dear ones to rob you. In a recent incident reported from China's Ningbo, a man was robbed off by his roommates using the facial recognition feature of his phone. While the man was sleeping in the dormitory of a restaurant where he works, his roommates stole his phone and unlocked it by pointing it at his sleeping face. The man, identified as Yuan, woke up next day to find out that he was robbed off more than 10,00 yuan (Rs 1.03 lakh). When he informed the police, investigation revealed that his roommates had transferred the money from his account to theirs. Although the facial recognition feature is designed in a way that it will not work when the user's eyes are closed. However, it was found during the police investigation that the Chinese man's phone unlocked even when his eyes were closed.
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