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Insecure fingerprint: Anyone can unlock Samsung Galaxy S10

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 17, 2019
Samsung Galaxy S10
Asia   Samsung has acknowledged the issue

Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones, and potentially other models, could be unlocked by anyone.

Topics: Samsung fingerprint unlock

This is thanks to a cheap silicone case triggering a hidden bug.

As Mashable reports, a British couple discovered the bug when a cheap silicone case on the device allowed the husband to unlock even as his fingerprint wasn't registered on the device.

Samsung has acknowledged the issue and is now working on a fix.

The company said that the issue stems from the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner recognising a pattern on the silicone phone case along with the fingerprint.


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