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Technology Samsung says fingerprint security fix is coming as early as next week

16:45  18 october  2019
16:45  18 october  2019 Source:   theverge.com

Samsung's fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning will roll out soon

  Samsung's fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning will roll out soon Samsung is acting on its promise to fix its fingerprint reader security flaw. The tech firm is alerting Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 10 and Note 10+ owners that it'll send a notification for the patch "within 24 hours" (clearly less time than that as you read this) for anyone who has registered a fingerprint on their device. You'll have a fix well before the weekend. Samsung is also asking anyone who has used the phone with a screen protector to delete and re-register their prints without the protector installed, since it might include "incorrect" info.If you do get the update, you can't escape it -- the notice will stay until you install the fix.

Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones’ in-display fingerprint sensors as early as next week , after reports emerged that the biometric security method could be rendered useless by If you’re using the screen protector that came pre-applied to your phone then you should be fine.

Earlier this week Samsung confirmed that an issue regarding screen protectors allowed some of its flagship devices to be bypassed with any Now, the company has said it will fix the problem in a patch which may come as soon as next week . The issue affects Samsung 's flagship phone, the Galaxy

Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones’ in-display fingerprint sensors as early as next week, after reports emerged that the biometric security method could be rendered useless by certain screen protectors. The issue relates to some “silicone screen protecting cases,” according to Samsung, and affects the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10 5G, as well as the or Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus.

a close up of a hand holding a cellphone© Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

According to the company, the issue is caused by the phones’ ultrasonic fingerprint sensor incorrectly reading 3D patterns in the screen protector as fingerprints. As a result, any person could then unlock a phone wrapped in such a case, creating a security issue.

Until the patch is available, Samsung is advising users not to use any such covers. It says users should remove the cover, delete any previously-registered fingerprints, and then re-register them without the cover applied. If you’re using the screen protector that came pre-applied to your phone then you should be fine. But for everyone else, it couldn’t hurt to try and unlock your device with a non-registered fingerprint, just to check.

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