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Samsung could include palm ID system in future Galaxy phones

The primary use of the palm ID system would be an intuitive way to retrieve a forgotten password. (Source: Samsung)
The primary use of the palm ID system would be an intuitive way to retrieve a forgotten password. (Source: Samsung)
A recent Samsung patent describes how the palm scanner could help users remember forgotten passwords. The image of the user's palm features embedded incomplete characters that would appear random to other people, but could juggle the phone owner's memory into remembering the correct string.

Apple advertised the Face ID security feature in the latest iPhone X models as a reliable technology, but it was soon proved it is not bug-free and certainly needs improvements. Perhaps Samsung could provide better security with the upcoming palm ID scanner that would be featured in future Galaxy smartphones. A recent patent filed by the South Korean company describes the palm ID as an authentication system that helps users remember their passwords, so this might have different applications compared to Apple’s Face ID.

The Samsung patent further details the palm ID as a system that would embed passwords in the image of a user’s palm. In case the password gets forgotten, pointing the camera towards the hand would bring up an image with incomplete characters that could help juggle the user’s memory and remember the original password. The main point here is that the incomplete characters will seem random to someone other than the phone owner.

The applications for this type of identification could go well beyond password retrieval, and Samsung could turn it into a full-fledged authentication system that rivals Apple’s Face ID.  For improved security, the smartphones of the future could integrate several authentication systems, including fingerprint scanners, face scanners, eye scanners and palm scanners.

How the characters of a password would be embedded in the image of the users' palm. (Source: Samsung)
How the characters of a password would be embedded in the image of the users' palm. (Source: Samsung)

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-12- 5 (Update: 2017-12- 5)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.