Earlier this week Samsung announced that some of its flagship devices can be bypassed by fingerprints with a screen protectors problem. Now the company said that it's going to fix the problem in an update that can arrive next week.
The problem affects the flashlight mobile of Samsung, the Galaxy S10, and Note 10. If some third-party screen protectors are mounted, unregistered users can disable them. The silicone on the screen protector is thought to cause problems with the ultrasonic sensor that reads individual fingerprints, causing false positive elements which enable anyone to unlock the device.
This is due to a previous problem in which a 3D-printed fingerprint can trick the fingerprint sensors on the same phones. Samsung has now developed a problem software fix. The company advises that consumers uninstall all screen covering, erase all fingerprints from their phones, and re-register the fingerprints while it's ready. Samsung advised on its website.
"Please refrain from applying a silicone screen protecting case to your device until a software update, which is planned to be released beginning next week, has been issued and applied. Thank you for your patience and we will continue to strive to provide our customers with the best possible service."