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Samsung explains the massive fingerprint security flaw in the Galaxy S10/Note 10


Samsung has actually been in warm water lately over some lovely substandard fingerprint scanning on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. Obviously there’s a pretty easy method to enter somebody’s protected phone, no matter whose fingerprint you use. That’s, uh, pretty bad, no matter how you take a look at it.

Fortunately is that they’re not brushing it under the carpet. Samsung has acknowledged the issue, and officially states that it just impacts users if they’re using a silicone cover that covers the entire phone, consisting of over the screen. There’s something about how silicone cases tinker the ultrasonic waves that make the fingerprint scanner work that journeys it to deal with anything. That’s still a big issue, however at least we understand what the problem is.

Samsung recommends that, for right now, you should get rid of those covers and don’t let one near your gadget, due to the fact that someone can use it to get in your gadget regardless of if their finger print is registered on your phone. They’re pushing out a software application update quickly that ought to fix the problem, after which users ought to definitely eliminate all of their finger prints and re-register everything to ensure it’s all working properly.

So if you have a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy Note 10, be extremely cautious. This one’s not quite as bad the chewing gum that might open a Nokia phone, but it’s pretty close

Drew Simms
Drew has been a retail jockey, founded a professional photography business and a news blog covering the Apple ecosystem. He has served as News Editor and Managing Editor at The Next Web and is now Editor-In-Chief at Drew Reports News. He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer and editor, relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups in the fields of robotics, computer vision, AI, fashion, VR, AR and more. Owns shares in ETFs. Contact Drew at drew@drewreportsnews.com

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