Hacking of New Samsung Galaxy Fingerprint Scanner Prompts SM ‘Paranoia’


There is nothing stopping a well-versed tech enthusiast “from stealing your fingerprints without you ever knowing, printing gloves with your fingerprints and committing a crime,” such as unlocking a brand new phone without the owner’s knowledge and stealing their data.

A user named darkshark has shared his experience of unlocking the new Samsung Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, through 3D printing and manipulation of fingerprints.  

“If I steal someone’s phone, their fingerprints are already on it. I can do this entire process in less than 3 minutes and remotely start the 3d print so that it’s done by the time I get to it. Most banking apps only require fingerprint authentication so I could have all of your info and spend your money in less than 15 minutes if your phone is secured by fingerprint alone,” darkshark suggested in a blog entry.

Once darkshark’s clip and explanation surfaced online, they provoked various reactions from users, some of whom noted the new Samsung device was probably not the best choice “while on super-spy missions.” – Agency.


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