Oct 24, 2019

Banks pull Samsung S10 apps over security flaw

RBS and its sister bank Natwest have pulled their apps for the Samsung Galaxy S10 after a security flaw was found on the phone. S10 owners will be unable to download RBS apps until the issue is fixed. Wechat and Alipay, who together dominate China's mobile payments market, have reportedly disabled the fingerprint payment option on their apps for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. An HSBC UK spokeswoman said: "We have been in direct contact with customers who may be affected by the potential Samsung security issue, and have recommended that they disable their phone's fingerprint authentication until a fix is confirmed and they've updated their device." The flaw was spotted last week by a British woman, whose husband was able to unlock her Galaxy S10 with his thumbprint when it was stored in a cheap case.

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