Galaxy S10 has serious problems with the fingerprint scanner

We always knew that the fingerprint recognition method used by the Galaxy S10 and many others

"Modern" high-end smartphones on Android, is not ideal in terms of speed and accuracy. Now it turned out that he is also not safe in everyday life.

Foreign publication reports on the history of oneuser. A 34-year-old woman from a small town in West Yorkshire, England, was shocked to discover that one of those cheap screen protectors that you can buy on eBay somehow completely violated the security of fingerprint authentication on her Galaxy S10. And it's not a joke…

Samsung has already confirmed that there really are some problems with the fingerprint scanning system on the Galaxy S10.

After applying a “protective film” on top of the GalaxyS10 To protect the screen from scratches, a woman named Lisa Neilson accidentally unlocked the phone using her left thumb. This should not have happened, since the owner of the phone allegedly registered only the thumbprint of his right hand. Lisa quickly discovered that the device can be unlocked using any of her fingers, and, even worse, her husband was able to unlock her phone with his fingers, although not one of his fingerprints was registered in the system.

Of course, this problem is solved byRemoving a third-party protective accessory (film on the screen), however, many of us are used to using it to additionally protect the display from scratches.

Samsung is going to fix a strange error onThe Galaxy S10, promising to release a software update in the near future, will again improve fingerprint security. At the same time, the company strongly recommends using only specially designed accessories for Samsung products.

To emphasize how seriousmanufacturer refers to this issue, Samsung issued an official and complete statement on the nature of the failure and its forthcoming correction. Apparently, the fingerprint sensor on the display of not only the Galaxy S10, but also the S10 +, S10 5G, Note 10 and Note 10+ also mistakenly identifies “three-dimensional patterns on some screens protected by silicone cases.”

It is currently recommended to “refrain fromapplication of a protective cover with a silicone screen on the device ”, and also it is worth deleting“ all previous fingerprints and re-register them ”if you have recently experienced any problems. A software update will properly fix the “starting next week” error, after which you can return to using the protective accessories of your choice without fear of a serious security breach.

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