Samsung: Anyone's Thumbprint Can Unlock Galaxy S10 Phone →

17th October 2019

BBC News:

A flaw that means any fingerprint can unlock a Galaxy S10 phone has been acknowledged by Samsung.

It promised a software patch that would fix the problem.

The issue was spotted by a British woman whose husband was able to unlock her phone with his thumbprint just by adding a cheap screen protector.

When the S10 was launched, in March, Samsung described the fingerprint authentication system as “revolutionary”.

All I can do is laugh.

By Chris Hannah. An app developer, blogger, and photographer, not sure what order. Say hello on Micro.blog, Twitter, or email.

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