Fingerprint readers should be there to allow fast, *secure* entry into your device; but some users of the new Nokia 9 PureView have potentially discovered a flaw in its built-in, under the screen reader.
The initial version of the release didn’t seem to display any signs of compromised security, but after users found it difficult to gain access to their own device, HMD released an update- the Android 9.0 “Pie” version 4.22.
Since then, the issue’s jumped to the opposite end of the spectrum. Users have reportedly been able to access other people’s devices by rapidly tapping their finger until it allows entry. Others have supposedly gained access using a packet of gum.
Here is my Nokia 9 Fingerprint sensor issue, phone can be unlocked using a chewing gum packet or someone else's finger. Even unlocked with a coin or leather gloves. Please do help me get my Nokia 9 sorted. pic.twitter.com/Thce3nB2fr
— Decoded Pixel (@decodedpixel) April 21, 2019
Whilst there has been no comment from the manufacturer regarding this issue as of yet, we’re hoping that another update is in the works which will ensure the safety of the device once again.