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This Smartphone Fingerprint Sensor Gets Two Thumbs (Up) – AnandTech

This Smartphone Fingerprint Sensor Gets Two Thumbs (Up) – AnandTech

One of the cool features that came out of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit last month was its new fingerprint sensor. This one goes above and beyond anything I’ve seen before – where fingerprint sensors used to be small and have a sensing angle no bigger than a sesame seed, Qualcomm’s new 3D Sonic Max sensor is…
WhatsApp’s fingerprint unlock feature is now on Android

WhatsApp’s fingerprint unlock feature is now on Android

WhatsApp has announced that its app can now be locked with a fingerprint on Android, following the addition of biometric security to its iOS version earlier this year. Turning the feature on means you’ll need to use your fingerprint to unlock the app even after unlocking your phone. It’s an extra level of security similar…
Samsung says fingerprint security fix is coming as early as next week

Samsung says fingerprint security fix is coming as early as next week

Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones’ in-display fingerprint sensors as early as next week, after reports emerged that the biometric security method could be rendered useless by certain screen protectors. The issue relates to some “silicone screen protecting cases,” according to Samsung, and affects the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus,…

Samsung will fix bug that lets any fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10 – Engadget

Published on Oct 17, 2019The Samsung Galaxy S10's fingerprint reader has been balky from day one, with users reporting it could be unlocked with a 3D-printed fingerprint. Worse, a buyer recently discovered that if you install a third-party screen protector, a non-registered user could unlock the phone. Now, Samsung has acknowledged the problem and promised…
Galaxy S10 fingerprint reader defeated by screen protectors, phone cases

Galaxy S10 fingerprint reader defeated by screen protectors, phone cases

USE A PIN — Samsung says it is developing a fix for "malfunctioning" fingerprint reader. Ron Amadeo - Oct 17, 2019 4:24 pm UTC The Samsung Galaxy S10. Ron Amadeo Blast a flashlight into the display and you can see the in-screen fingerprint reader. It's very small compared to a fingerprint. Ron Amadeo In this…
Samsung will fix bug that lets any fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10 – Engadget

Samsung will fix bug that lets any fingerprint unlock a Galaxy S10 – Engadget

"Samsung Electronics is aware of the case of the S10's malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch," the company told Reuters in a statement. The problem has been deemed serious enough that an online bank in South Korea, KaKaobank, has advised owners to switch off fingerprint recognition until it's resolved.It's not clear…
Any fingerprint unlocks Galaxy S10, Samsung warns – BBC News

Any fingerprint unlocks Galaxy S10, Samsung warns – BBC News

Image caption A graphic symbol tells users where they need to press to provide a fingerprint A flaw that means any fingerprint can unlock a Galaxy S10 phone has been acknowledged by Samsung.It promised a software patch that would fix the problem.The issue was spotted by a British woman whose husband was able to unlock…

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If you want the Series 4 in a different finish, Amazon has discounted the gold, space black and space gray models as well, though only by $50 if it has them in stock. Likewise, the 40mm models are on sale as well, but again only by a modest $50 for both the GPS and GPS…

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