Fingerprint sensors on Samsung Galaxy 10 can be hacked says Samsung

Samsung which happens to be one of the top smartphone manufacturing leaders in the world issued a press statement yesterday that the fingerprint sensors on its Samsung Galaxy 10 devices can be hacked with the help of low-cost screen protectors or transparent cases.

Yes, you don’t need a 3D printer, high-resolution camera, latex molds or connected devices anymore. Just a low-cost phone case can help unlock a Samsung phone case said the multinational conglomerate.

What the latest announcement from Samsung adheres to is that Biometrics is leading to poor security as hackers are finding ways to infiltrate into various authentication methods.

Till last year, PINs and Passwords were considered obsolete and fingerprint readers, facial scanners and Retina/IRIS cameras were considered to offer improved security access to millions of users.

But now, with the latest revelation, it is revealed that Ultrasonic Fingerprints sensors can also be tricked by fraudsters into unlocking a device that is igniting security concerns among Samsung users.

Samsung has issued an alert to users of Galaxy Note 10/10+ and S10, S10+ and S10 5G to stop using silicon material based screen protectors and to wipe out old fingerprints and register fresh on mobile phones.

Also, the Korea based electronics’ giant will roll a security update next week which might fix the issue to a certain level- wonder how a software update will help in the ongoing situation.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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