Samsung releases fix for fingerprint security issue affecting S10 and Note 10 lineup


24, 2019

Samsung came under fire last week for leaving its Galaxy S10 and Note 10 line open to attack by way of its ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. It was reported that cheap screen protectors and TPU cases could cause the device to register false positives and unlock the device, even if the unlocking finger was not registered on the phone itself. Last week, Samsung promised to released a software update to fix this issue. As promised, Samsung has now released a software update for Galaxy S10 and Note 10 users. Samsung offered the following statement with regarding the new update.

Samsung Electronics takes the security of products very seriously and will make sure to strengthen security through continuing improvement and updates to enhance biometric authentication functions.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Note10 device, please update your device immediately.

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