• Six-month-old Galaxy S10 bug lets strangers bypass your fingerprint scan, Samsung admits

    27 days ago - By PC World

    The Galaxy S10 should be free of bugs by this point, but Samsung has admitted that a pretty big one is still out there. According to the company, some third-party screen protectors could allow anyone to bypass your in-display fingerprint authentication. The bug was first reported by The Sun in the UK , who was tipped off by a reader. After Lisa Neilson, from Castleford, West Yorks, bought a cheap “gel cover” to protect her Galaxy S10's screen, she quickly learned that she could use any of her fingers to unlock it, despite only registering her right thumb. Her husband was also able to...
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  • Samsung says Galaxy S10 fingerprint security flaw fix on the way

    Samsung says Galaxy S10 fingerprint security flaw fix on the way

    27 days ago - By SlashGear

    There's a bit of a security flaw in the Samsung Galaxy S10 right about now that's important to all users of said phone. The flaw comes in the form of 3rd-party screen protectors with tiny patterning in their build. The silicone of the screen protector can do more than just protect against drops and scratches - it can potentially register...
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  • Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw, promises a fix

    Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw, promises a fix

    27 days ago - By Liliputing

    After a Samsung Galaxy S10 owner in Britain reported this week that the fingerprint sensor on her phone could be fooled simply by adding a screen protector to the phone, Samsung has acknowledged the issue and promised to fix it with an upcoming software update. The Galaxy S10 is Samsung's first smartphone to feature an...
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  • Samsung Galaxy S10 has a major security flaw - but it's going to be fixed

    Samsung Galaxy S10 has a major security flaw - but it's going to be fixed

    27 days ago - By TechRadar

    As security flaws go, a fingerprint scanner that will unlock a phone for any unregistered print is pretty serious - and that's exactly what seems to be happening with the Samsung Galaxy S10. Okay, there's a bit more to it than that. The fingerprint scanner can only be fooled once certain screen protectors are applied, and only seems to be fooled by thumb prints - but even so, it's cause for concern. The issue was discovered by a British woman who, speaking to The Sun , said she applied a cheap screen protector and found her unregistered thumb print would then unlock the phone. Her husband...
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  • Samsung security flaw allows your fingerprint to unlock any Galaxy S10

    Samsung security flaw allows your fingerprint to unlock any Galaxy S10

    27 days ago - By The Next Web

    Samsung just landed itself again in hot water. According to a report by BBC, a British woman discovered a horrible issue in the Galaxy S10 that lets anyone unlock the phone using the fingerprint sensor. That means you probably can go around and unlock anyone's Galaxy S10 phone. The device uses an ultrasonic 3D sensor to register your fingerprint and unlock the phone - or at least it's supposed to. As The Sun reported earlier this week, a British woman bought a cheap gel-based screen protector off eBay, and she registered the fingerprint of her right hand. Later she found she...
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  • The Galaxy S10's fingerprint sensor can be fooled by a screen protector

    The Galaxy S10's fingerprint sensor can be fooled by a screen protector

    27 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Samsung has confirmed reports the Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner can be fooled by a film screen protector, but the company plans to fix it.
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  • Samsung to fix a bug that allows any fingerprint to unlock the Galaxy S10

    Samsung to fix a bug that allows any fingerprint to unlock the Galaxy S10

    27 days ago - By Gizchina

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 series was released earlier this year and it comes with an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. While this fingerprint reader is top-notch, it...
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  • Samsung Galaxy S10, Note 10's fingerprint sensor bypassed by cheap screen protector

    27 days ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    Screen protectors are these films of plastic or glass that we put on top of our phone's displays to protect them from getting scratched or damaged. Some of these screen protectors are dirt cheap, while others are ridiculously expensive, and sometimes you have to wonder why on earth would anyone pay $20 for a screen protector when a $3 seems to be more than capable of getting the job done?
    Well, we'll tell you why. It turns out that Samsung's flagship smartphones for 2019, the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10, are susceptible to getting hacked, and this isn't through some complex malware...
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  • Samsung will soon fix a flaw that lets any fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10

    Samsung will soon fix a flaw that lets any fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10

    27 days ago - By Android Central

    The flaw affects Galaxy S10 smartphones with third-party screen protectors.
    What you need to know
    Samsung has told Reuters that a software patch will soon be rolled out to fix a bug with fingerprint recognition on the Galaxy S10 that allows unauthorized access.
    The bug allows non-registered users to unlock the phone when a third-party screen protector is installed.
    Online-only KaKaobank in South Korea has advised its customers to stop using the Galaxy S10's fingerprint recognition feature for authentication till the bug is fixed by Samsung.
    A report published by The Sun a few days back...
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  • Samsung will fix the bug that lets unregistered fingerprints unlock the Galaxy S10

    Samsung will fix the bug that lets unregistered fingerprints unlock the Galaxy S10

    27 days ago - By GSMArena

    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. This happened because she installed a third-party, £2.70 gel-based screen protector on her Galaxy S10, which doesn't work well with ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint scanners.
    Samsung responded by saying that it's investigating the issue and advised customers to only use official Samsung screen protectors. Now, the Korean giant has said it will soon release a software update to fix the...
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