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This article was published on October 17, 2019

Samsung security flaw allows your fingerprint to unlock any Galaxy S10

Samsung security flaw allows your fingerprint to unlock any Galaxy S10
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

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.

Samsung said it’s aware of the issue and will soon fix it through a software update. Till then, if you own a Galaxy S10, you should turn off the fingerprint unlock functionality, and use any alternative methods such as face unlock, or password to unlock your phone.

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