Samsung Electronics has acknowledged a security flaw in its Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 devices where the fingerprint reader can be bypassed by using silicone screen protectors, and has promised a software update to fix the problem.
A British owner of a Galaxy S10 told The Sun that her phone could be unlocked using a screen cover over the fingerprint sensor regardless of the biometric data registered to it.
Since earlier this month, similar allegations have been made from users around the world, including in South Korea where people demonstrated silicone screen protectors being used to bypass the fingerprint reader.
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