Oct 17, 2019

Any fingerprint unlocks Galaxy S10, Samsung warns

A flaw that means any fingerprint can unlock a Galaxy S10 phone has been acknowledged by Samsung. The issue was spotted by a British woman whose husband was able to unlock her phone with his fingerprint just by adding a cheap screen protector. When the S10 was launched, in March, Samsung described the fingerprint authentication system as "Revolutionary". Samsung said it was "Aware of the case of S10's malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch". After buying a £2.70 gel screen protector on eBay, Lisa Neilson found her left thumb print, which was not registered, could unlock the phone.

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