In a nutshell: Samsung has admitted that the Galaxy S10's fingerprint reader has a bug that can allow anyone to unlock the device, even if their biometric data isn't registered on the phone. It worked with her own unregistered fingerprints, as well as her husband's fingerprints.
Regardless, the flawless all-screen and no-bezel smartphone isn't too far off, now that smartphone makers have figured out a way to put all the essentials under the display. Once the system picks up the print, it automatically unlocks the phone.
The issue influences all models of Samsung's new S10 and Note 10 phones, which can sweep individuals' fingers through the phones' screens. In the meantime, however, you might want to be careful about what you put on your phone's screen.
In this regard, the country's online-only Kakao Bank on October 17 told its customers using the smartphones in question to "switch off the fingerprint recognition option and instead use pattern codes and secret numbers for verification until the defect is fixed". The OEM explained the phenomenon as a recognition of "3-dimensional patterns appearing on certain silicone screen protecting cases as users' fingerprints". However, the statement goes on to say that a "software update is planned to be released as early as next week" to address the issue.
Industry insiders recently claim that the Samsung Galaxy Fold is a hit handset wherever it is sold.
The company also recommends that customers only use "authorised accessories, specifically designed for Samsung products".
Obviously, this is a big security problem, especially as many people use screen protectors to keep their slick-looking phones safe from scuffs and butterfingered accidents.