Recently, Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 models experienced some security flaws with their in-display fingerprint sensor. As it seems at the moment, Samsung rolled out an announcement that a security fix would launch Overt-The-Air tomorrow.
Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 are excellent devices with high-end specifications and new features. Also, the in-display fingerprint sensor is high-end technology, but, as it seems now, some security flaws affected S10 and Note 10 models, and it is related to third-party screen protectors.
The announcements also revealed that the security issue also affects Galaxy Note 10 models, not only Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e, as initially reported. As Samsung said, some screen protectors for S10 and Note 10 present a textured pattern that is similar to a fingerprint.
In that case, the device’s fingerprint sensor detects and memorizes the screen protector’s fingerprint-like texture and not the user’s real fingerprint. That causes a security flaw because any other user can unlock the smartphone with ease. And, even more, the advanced technology of the in-display fingerprint sensors worsen the things up.
Samsung Galaxy S10 And Note 10 Fingerprint Sensor Security Fix To Launch Tomorrow
At the moment, we don’t know if Samsung plans to implement some changes in its policy regarding third-party screen protector manufacturers. Remember that both Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 models rolled out with built-in screen protectors, so you shouldn’t add another protection over the display.
Until things clear up, Samsung recommended users of Galaxy S10 and Note 10 smartphones to remove third-party screen protectors if they want to maintain their devices secure with fingerprint unlock feature.
Tomorrow, Samsung will release a fingerprint security fix that would update the biometric mechanisms in Galaxy S10 and Note 10 models. The new system should prevent textured screen protectors from altering the fingerprints of users. Once the update rolls out, all users should remove any previously-recorded fingerprints and register new ones.