Samsung to deploy software patch after Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw found

As you might have heard, Samsung’s newer smartphones that use an in-display fingerprint sensor, have a vulnerability where it seems that using a cheap $3 screen protector is enough to fool it into unlocking for anyone. This has led to security concerns and as such, several banking institutions have started to blacklist the phone for the time-being from using their apps.In one case, one bank in the UK, NatWest, has pulled the app from the Google Play Store for Samsung Galaxy S10 owners. Another bank, the Nationwide Building Society, has disabled the fingerprint log-in option from the app. To date, US banks don’t seem to have done anything so the good news is that you can keep using the app as it is for now, although we’re not sure if you should, or at the very least you should disable the fingerprint log-in option just to be safe.That being said, it should be pointed out that Samsung has since acknowledged the issue and have stated that they are working on a fix that should be arriving this

Samsung to deploy software patch after Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw found

A flaw with Samsung's top-end Galaxy S10 fingerprint system that allows the smartphone to be opened by a third party will soon be fixed, the tech giant said Thursday.

Thu 17 Oct 19 from TechXplore

RBS and NatWest REMOVE their banking apps for Samsung S10 users because of fingerprint security flaw

S10 owners will be unable to download the apps for the two UK banks until Samsung issues a fix - with existing app users encouraged to temporarily disable their phones' biometrics.

Fri 25 Oct 19 from Daily Mail

Official Fix For Samsung Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Scanner Bug Begins Staggered Rollout

It was discovered recently that a cheap screen protector was all that was needed to defeat the in-display fingerprint reader included on the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone family. Samsung has ...

Thu 24 Oct 19 from HotHardware

Samsung rolls out fingerprint security fix for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10

A critical security flaw discovered last week in the fingerprint readers of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 flagships prompted many users to be wary of using silicon screen protectors. The ...

Thu 24 Oct 19 from Techspot

Banks pull Samsung S10 apps over security flaw

Users have found a glitch that lets anyone unlock the device via its fingerprint authentication system.

Thu 24 Oct 19 from BBC Technology

Samsung's fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning will roll out soon

Samsung is acting on its promise to fix its fingerprint reader security flaw. The tech firm is alerting Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 10 and Note 10+ owners that it'll send a notification ...

Wed 23 Oct 19 from Engadget

Samsung patches fingerprint vulnerability in the Galaxy S10, Note10

Samsung's patch doesn't describe the issue correctly, so is this actually fixed?

Wed 23 Oct 19 from Arstechnica

Samsung updates software to fix fingerprint recognition problem

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has updated software to fix problems with fingerprint recognition features on its flagship Galaxy S10 and Note 10 smartphones, it said on Wednesday.

Wed 23 Oct 19 from Reuters Technology

Banking Apps Start To Blacklist Samsung Galaxy S10 Following Fingerprint Flaw

As you might have heard, Samsung’s newer smartphones that use an in-display fingerprint sensor, have a vulnerability where it seems that using a cheap $3 screen protector is enough to ...

Mon 21 Oct 19 from Ubergizmo

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