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Samsung Customer Finds Simple Security Glitch That Allows Authentication Bypass in Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Reader

Samsung Galaxy S10 boasts an in-display fingerprint reader… that has now suffered a breach. As discovered by a customer, with a screen protector, it is possible to fool the fingerprint reader of a Samsung Galaxy S10 to unlock the device.

A customer has found a security flaw with her Samsung phone. As reported by The Sun, the customer discovered that anyone can unlock her phone despite the fingerprint screen lock in place.

She first saved her right thumb fingerprint to her Samsung Galaxy S10 (with a screen protector on). Later, she noticed that she could also unlock her phone via her left thumb. She then sought her husband to try, only to find that he could also unlock her phone.

Afterward, she also tried the trick on her sister’s phone. Again, with the screen protector on, she could unlock her sister’s phone using the same case.

Lisa, the customer who pointed out this glitch first, deem it a serious security issue.

Upon discovering the issue, Lisa contacted Samsung customer support to report the matter. The officials remotely accessed her phone to check all settings. They later confirmed to her that it certainly is a security issue.

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