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Technology Samsung says it will fix its embarrassing Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor flaw next week

17:15  18 october  2019
17:15  18 october  2019 Source:   bgr.com

Samsung to patch the Galaxy S10’s fingerprint sensor over screen protector concerns

  Samsung to patch the Galaxy S10’s fingerprint sensor over screen protector concerns Samsung says it’s working on a fixAfter initially issuing a statement saying that customers should only use “Samsung authorized accessories” with their device, Samsung now says it’s going to fix the issue. The company told BBC News that it is “aware of the case of S10’s malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch.” One Twitter user claimed that the Note 10, which uses a similar sensor, is also susceptible to the same issue.

Earlier this week Samsung confirmed that an issue regarding screen protectors allowed some of its Now, the company has said it will fix the problem in a patch which may come as soon as next week . It ' s thought that the silicone in the screen protector causes issues with the ultrasonic sensor

Back in March, when Samsung launched the Galaxy S 10 , they described its fingerprint But it turns out that the only revolutionary thing about the ultrasound sensor is how easy it is to bypass it . Samsung – for their part – said that users should only use Samsung -authorised screen protectors.

Earlier this week, a Galaxy S10 user discovered that her husband was able to unlock her phone despite the fact that his fingerprint hadn’t been registered with the device. It turns out that the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on the S10 can recognize the 3D patterns that appear on certain silicone screen protectors as fingerprints, which means that anyone can unlock the phone if the fingerprint was registered when the screen protector was on.

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Once news of the issue began to spread, Samsung quickly notified the press that it was working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and on Friday, the South Korean company released a full statement.

Samsung security flaw allows your fingerprint to unlock any Galaxy S10

  Samsung security flaw allows your fingerprint to unlock any Galaxy S10 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.© Provided by The Next WebThat 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.

Samsung has confirmed that its Galaxy S 10 and Note 10 series suffers from a major fingerprint flaw . Samsung to fix major flagship fingerprint flaw with imminent patch. It emerged earlier this week that the in-display fingerprint sensor on Samsung ’s Galaxy S 10 had a major security flaw .

Samsung ' s fingerprint flaw fix is in the works. Samsung will fix a nasty bug that has caused problems with the fingerprint sensor on the company' s Galaxy The ultrasonic fingerprint sensor couldn't work its way through the tempered-glass screen protector and read fingerprints , prompting

In addition to confirming that a software update to address the issue will be out as early as next week, Samsung also suggested that anyone who uses a screen protector should remove it and re-scan their fingerprints:

To prevent any further issues, we advise that Galaxy Note10/10+ and S10/S10+/S10 5G users who use such covers to remove the cover, delete all previous fingerprints and newly register their fingerprints.

If you currently use front screen protective covers, to ensure optimum fingerprint scanning, please refrain from using this cover until your device has been updated with a new software patch.

Samsung to deploy software patch after Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw found

  Samsung to deploy software patch after Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw found A flaw with Samsung's top-end Galaxy S10 fingerprint system that allows the smartphone to be opened by a third party will soon be fixed, the tech giant said Thursday. Samsung's spokesperson in Seoul said the company will soon roll out a fix, but did not say what caused the recognition problem. "We are investigating this issue and will be deploying a software patch soon," she told AFP.The world's biggest smartphone maker has touted the phone's in-display fingerprint sensor as "revolutionary".

if it has a screen protector as tech giant is forced to rush out a software update to fix it Samsung has today acknowledged the issue and said it will fix the software It said plastic screen protectors could be confusing the biometric sensors Samsung has admitted there' s a problem with its fingerprint recognition software after a

The Galaxy S 10 is Samsung ’s first smartphone to feature an ultrasonic, in-display fingerprint sensor that uses sound waves to detect fingerprint shapes. Apparently all it takes to fool the sensor is a cheap screen protector which seems to allow anyone to unlock the phone by placing a finger in the

A software update is planned to be released as early as next week, and once updated, please be sure to scan your fingerprint in its entirety, so that the all portions of your fingerprint, including the center and corners have been fully scanned.

We have written about workarounds and flaws affecting biometric security methods in the past, but this is among the more serious issues we’ve ever encountered. It’s impossible to know how many Galaxy S10 users this actually could have affected, but the fact that anyone was able to unlock the phones just because they made the mistake of using a crummy screen protector is stunning. Hopefully the technology will continue to improve.

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Samsung’s fix for its embarrassing Galaxy S10 security problem is ready to roll out .
The Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones feature a more sophisticated in-display fingerprint sensor than other Android phones, as it uses ultrasounds rather than optics to map fingerprints during the authentication process. However, some users discovered recently that anyone can unlock the phone as long as the display is covered by a third-party screen protector that hasn’t been certified by Samsung. The company acknowledged the issue and promised that a software update will deliver a permanent fix. That was only a few days ago, and it looks like Samsung is ready to deploy the fix.

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