The electronics company is moving forward with a patent for a palm scanner designed to helps phone users remember their password

A new patent from Samsung could have smartphone owners using their palm to reveal parts of a forgotten password to help them remember it.

This proposed palm scanner was designed to take the place of sending a user a link for them to create a new password. It works by the user holding a hand up to their smartphone's camera. With their palm in place, the palm scanner would verify the user's identity and then reveal hidden characters of the password in their hand. This does not reveal all of the characters, but it should have enough of them for the user to remember which password they used.

If this patent is approved, the palm scanner could serve as a way to verify the user's identity to access their phone or confirm purchases.

Samsung Palm Scanner

A new patent from Samsung could have smartphone owners using their palm to reveal parts of a forgotten password to help them remember it.

This proposed palm scanner was designed to take the place of sending a user a link for them to create a new password. It works by the user holding a hand up to their smartphone's camera. With their palm in place, the palm scanner would verify the user's identity and then reveal hidden characters of the password in their hand. This does not reveal all of the characters, but it should have enough of them for the user to remember which password they used.