Samsung security flaw on Galaxy S10 'allows ANYONE to unlock' it with a fingerprint

Mail Online | 10/17/2019 | Sam Blanchard For Mailonline
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Samsung has admitted there's a problem with its fingerprint recognition software after a woman found anyone could unlock her phone with its screen protector on.

The company said it will roll out a software update to fix the issue affecting the Galaxy S10 phones.

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Its announcement comes after 34-year-old Lisa Neilson, from West Yorkshire, discovered her phone was vulnerable when she had a plastic protector on it.

When this screen protector was on, Mrs Neilson found, anyone's fingerprint could unlock the phone and access her apps and personal information.

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Samsung said today it was 'aware of the case of S10's malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch', the BBC reported.

The issue could arise from the patterns inside the silicone protectors are added to someone's fingerprint and confuse the phone's sensors, the company said.

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Fingerprint-locking technology has been around for years on smartphones and is intended as an extra, impenetrable layer of security.

But Mrs Neilson, 34, told The Sun last weekend that, after she had set up the...
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