Samsung admits fingerprint reader flaw, promises software fix

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Samsung is once again in hot water for a shoddy biometrics implementation.

A major security flaw on the Samsung Galaxy S10 recently came to light when a British user, Lisa Neilson, discovered that her phone could be unlocked with unregistered fingerprints.

The issue seems to be stemming from some unauthorised screen protectors.

After buying a third-party screen protector off eBay, her husband was able to unlock her phone using his fingerprint, even though it was not registered.

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Samsung has already acknowledged the issue and while it has put the blame on the cheap screen protector, it promises to resolve the issue with a future software update.

The Galaxy S10 should be free of bugs by this point, but Samsung has admitted that a pretty big one is still out there. Now Samsung is seeking to fix some of the most glaring omissions.

"Samsung Electronics is aware of the case of the S10's malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch", Samsung told Reuters.

The company also recommends that customers only use "authorised accessories, specifically designed for Samsung products". This happens because gel-based screen protectors leave a small gap between the display and the scanner which ends up interfering with the scanning process. We pray Samsung can resolve the matter quickly, but in the meantime S10 owners using screen protectors should test their scanner's security. Qualcomm and Samsung touted the ultrasonic sensor as more secure than optical, since it uses sonic waves to take a 3D scan of your finger, supposedly providing more detail than the 2D image of a CMOS sensor.

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