Samsung to roll out a patch to fix the Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw

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Earlier this week, a British user told the Sun newspaper that a bug on her Galaxy S10 allowed it to be unlocked regardless of the biometric data registered in the device. Just after being exposed to this fingerprint flaw, Samsung has decided to roll out a patch that will fix this flaw on the Samsung Galaxy S10. 

According to the report from that user, her husband was able to unlock the phone just by using a third-party protector without even being registered on that device. 

The issue can happen when patterns of some protectors that come with silicone phone cases are recognised along with fingerprints, the South Korean tech giant said in a notice on its customer support app.

To look out that issue, South Korea’s online-only KaKaobank has told customers to stop using the Galaxy S10 fingerprint recognition function to log into its services until the issue is resolved.

In the meantime, if you have a Galaxy S10, follow Samsung’s advice and only use Samsung-authorised screen protectors. Hopefully, the software patch comes sooner rather than later.

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