People should end discussions on whether palm reading can predict your future, but it may help remember your passwords.

A recently spotted patent application by the Korean giant displays future intentions of the company to use palms for the purpose of identification on Samsung phones. The example given in the patent shows a person taking a picture of a hand to recover their lost password. But rather than displaying the password on the screen, the screen hides the letters in the distinct patterns in your hand. The not-so-obvious characters would then give a hint to the user to guess the password.

If this idea saw the daylight onto upcoming Galaxy phones, it would be one of the biometric identification techniques. Recent technology on phones like the recently-released flagships already sport fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition setup on top of the PIN or pattern-based passwords. Though palm scanning would be for a lost passwords, there’s a high possibility it could be used for other purposes.



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