Samsung Galaxy S10/Note 10 fingerprint issue might be more serious than it appears

Last week, information broke out that some Samsung Galaxy S10 customers have been experiencing an issue with the ultrasonic fingerprint which might enable their telephones to be unlocked from non-registered fingerprints. Later on it turned obvious that the issue was additionally replicated on the Galaxy S10+ and Note10 collection which introduced more consideration to the issue.

Samsung issued an official assertion on the matter claiming that “sure silicone display protectors” have been inflicting the issue and that customers ought to cease utilizing these protectors and re-register their fingerprints with out them. In a brand new improvement, a Note 10 consumer managed to trick the fingerprint scanner by inserting a TPU cutout over it. This reveals the vulnerability is not only associated to fingerprints that have been registered over a display protector.

The video above reveals the consumer’s Note10 is with no display protector and we even see him re-register each his thumbs and index fingers for the aim of the check. At the 1:22 mark, the consumer locations the TPU cutout over the decrease a part of the display which manages to trick the scanner to unlock the cellphone with a non-registered fingerprint.

The identical course of is carried out a number of instances with totally different fingers and every time the scanner will get bypassed. It’s additionally price mentioning that the check was carried out on the Exynos variant of the Note 10 as we’re but to see if the Snapdragon fashions are additionally experiencing the identical flaw.

Samsung did issue a software program replace for the Exynos Note 10+ 5G just lately which gives enhancements to the fingerprint scanner and must also provide one for the remainder of the Note10 and S10 strains quickly.

Thanks for the tip Fadil Žili

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