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Bank cautions customers against using Samsung fingerprint reader

Bank cautions customers against using Samsung fingerprint reader

South Korea's KaKao Bank has told customers to switch off the fingerprint recognition option on Samsung Galaxy S10 phones because a security flaw lets unregistered prints unlock the handsets.

Samsung has acknowledged the problem and says it will soon issue a software patch to fix it.

The fingerprint sensor issue was uncovered by a British woman whose husband found he could unlock her phone using his thumbprint if he added a cheap screen protector to the device.

Digital-only bank KaKao has advised customers to switch to the phone's facial recognition option or a PIN when logging in to its service.

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Hitesh Thakkar
Hitesh Thakkar - FIS Payments Software and Services India - India 19 October, 2019, 13:43Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Samsung can hire some of those Black hat hackers to perform testings :) Entire sequence looked like hollywood film.

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