Samsung Fixes Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Issue, Update Rolling Out


Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Note 10 smartphones were placed in the spotlight these days because of a pretty serious flaw which allowed anyone to unlock the phones, regardless if their fingerprint had been registered on them or not. 

In the aftermath of the news coming out, thanks to an article in British publication The Sun, some banks in the U.K went as far as to delete their applications from the Play Store, so as to avoid any security breaches that might result from the situation. 

Samsung promised at the time that it will be fixing the issue within a week and, as always, the company has kept to its word. For now, it is rolling out an update for the smartphones in South Korea. Samsung told the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 owners to delete all the fingerprints on their smartphone and to re-map them once the update went through but only with their screen protector removed. 

If you’ve used a screen cover, such as silicone cover with a textured surface on the inside, the texture itself may be recognized as a fingerprint that can unlock your phone.” Samsung advised. 

The update is only exclusive to South Korea but only for the time being and it will start rolling out worldwide soon enough. So if you are one of those affected, it’s a safe bet to continue to use your PIN for a while longer. 

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