Fingerprint scanners generally are much more secure than compared to camera-based facial unlock security solutions. However, not each and every fingerprint unlock solution is created equally. And, it appears like Samsung now is discovering this fact the difficult way with Galaxy S10 smartphone.
As per a report by Reuters, Samsung is releasing new software patch post news of one Galaxy S10 smartphone letting any fingerprint unlock the handset came to the fore.
The news of this Galaxy S10 phone flaw came through ‘The Sun,’ post one British user said that she used a 3rd-party display protector for the device. Later, her husband was able to unlock her device using his fingerprint although it was not registered in the device.
The customer support application of Samsung reportedly said that the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor in Galaxy S10 can recognize patterns of a few 3rd-party display protectors. The tech details related to the flaw are not clear yet, however, it is definitely a troublesome case.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 line of smartphones also offer camera-based facial unlock, however, this is much less secure in comparison to the fingerprint unlock anyway. So, your best solution here is to utilize PIN code unlock or not use any 3rd-party display protectors concurrently with fingerprint unlock.