This Samsung Galaxy S10 Bug Lets Any Fingerprint Unlock It

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Samsung has acknowledged a major big that allows anyone to unlock a Galaxy S10 with their fingerprint.

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The issue seems to be stemming from some unauthorised screen protectors.

According to BBC News the bug was first discovered by a British woman after she bought a cheap gel screen protector from eBay.

She found that she was able to unlock her S10 with her left thumb print, despite it not being registered. She further tested this with her husband's fingerprints, which also worked.

The woman also confirmed that when the screen protector was added to another relative's device the same issue occurred.

Samsung has said it's "aware of the case of S10's malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch".

The company also recommends that customers only use "authorised accessories, specifically designed for Samsung products."

This isn't time that screen protectors have caused issues with Samsung phones. Earlier reports have suggested that some are incompatible with Samsung's fingerprint scanner due to a small air gap that interferes with the process.

[BBC News]

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