Earlier this week Samsung confirmed that an issue regarding screen protectors allowed some of its flagship devices to be bypassed with any fingerprint. Now, the company has said it will fix the problem in a patch which may come as soon as next week.
Samsung promises software patch next week; recommends not using custom screen covers in the meantime.
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Samsung says fingerprint bug on Galaxy devices is due to the sensor reading 3D patterns in screen protectors as fingerprints, will patch it as soon as next week (Jon Porter/The Verge)
Jon Porter / The Verge : Samsung says fingerprint bug on Galaxy devices is due to the sensor reading 3D patterns in screen protectors as fingerprints, will patch it as soon as next week — And advises removing silicone screen protecting cases for now — Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones …
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones’ in-display fingerprint sensors as early as next week, after reports emerged that the biometric security method could be rendered useless by certain screen protectors . The issue relates to some “silicone screen protecting cases,” according to Samsung, and affects the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10 5G, as well as the or Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. According to the company, the issue is caused by the phones’ ultrasonic fingerprint sensor incorrectly reading 3D patterns in the screen protector as fingerprints. As a result, any person could then unlock a phone wrapped in such a case, creating a security issue. Until the patch is available, Samsung is advising users ...
Samsung has promised to provide a software update to fix the glaring security issue that allows users to bypass the fingerprint reader through using third-party screen protectors.