Samsung updates Galaxy S10, Note 10 to fix fingerprint sensor flaw

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Samsung release the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 to fix a security flaw that involved Samsung’s top-of-the-line 2019.

Last week around the web, there were talks about serious security issues about the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 regarding the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. This problem is recognized by Samsung and has led some British and Israeli banking institutions to block all or part of their apps on affected devices pending the release of an official fix.

The company issues an apology on its official support app and had promised a solution to the problem quickly. Approximately a week later, Samsung started rolling out an OTA update that will solve the problem on all the devices involved, according to Reuters

Samsung has said the issue can happen when patterns appearing on certain protectors that come with silicon cases are recognized along with fingerprints.

To allow the fix to perform its task in the best way, it will be necessary to remove any screen protector applied to the display, delete recorded fingerprints, make a new recording and possibly apply new protection.

Samsung advises users to avoid using any kind of screen protector on the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 display just to prevent the ultrasonic sensor under the display from returning errors or being inaccurate despite the incoming fix.

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