Samsung smartphones scanner operated in a faulty manner – it authenticated the protective film texture instead of the user’s fingerprints, enabling anyone to unlock the gadget.
Samsung has recently confirmed that fingerprints in smartphones Galaxy Note10 and S10 lines have not been recognized the right way. The problem emerged with the people who used silicone protective pads. The system created a 3D-model of the silicone texture, but not of the human fingerprint. As the scanner interacted only with the overlay, anyone could unlock the smartphone.
Samsung developers have already released a patch that fixes the problem. However, the British banks have got concerned about the bug and some of them, for the sake of user security, have temporarily removed support for Galaxy S10 models in their applications.
Later, the problem became apparent in China. The Bank of China, the WeChat Pay payment system and Alipay platform have disabled the fingerprint scanner use in their applications in the vulnerable smartphones from Samsung.
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