Fingerprint Sensor Flaw Lets Anyone Unlock Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Smartphone

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An embarrassing security flaw has been discovered with the Samsung Galaxy S10’s “revolutionary” under-screen fingerprint sensor. It turns out that anyone can unlock the smartphone if it’s outfitted with certain silicone screen protectors.

The issue lies with the sensors picking up on 3-dimensional patterns within the covers. Samsung plans to release a fix “as early as next week,” but in the meantime, it advises users to remove them and “delete all previous fingerprints and newly register their fingerprints.”

With the screen on, Lisa set up her right thumb print to access the phone but later used her left, which unlocked it. She found any print unlocked the phone. Lisa, from Castleford, West Yorks, said: “Anyone can access it and could get into the financial apps and transfer funds.”


Tsing Mui
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