Samsung mobile phone exposed high-risk vulnerabilities, strange fingerprints can also unlock the mobile phone
Recently, British media and local media in South Korea reported that there were security vulnerabilities in the ultrasonic fingerprint identification carried on Samsung Galaxy S10 and note10 mobile phones.
After consumers put a specific silicone protective case on the mobile phone screen, the unregistered fingerprint can also be successfully unlocked.
Once the news was exposed, it immediately aroused the high attention of Korean society.
On the 17th, a British media reported that there was a security vulnerability in the ultrasonic fingerprint identification carried by Samsung Electronics's geloshi S10 mobile phone launched this year.
A user in the UK accidentally found that the silicone protective case he bought was placed on the mobile phone screen of geloshi S10, which can be successfully unlocked even with a fingerprint that has not been logged in.
Subsequently, South Korean consumers also reported to Samsung mobile phone after-sales service that there were related problems with the new GALEX note10 mobile phone they bought two months ago.
The security of smart phones is not only related to users' personal information, but also related to financial security. Due to a variety of financial settlement services including Samsung payment, fingerprint authentication is required. At present, Bank of Korea and Korean credit card company have issued an emergency announcement to remind relevant mobile phone users to immediately remove the fingerprint identification function. The Korean financial supervision institute is also monitoring the relevant situation.
Liu Zheng, special correspondent of CCTV financial channel: after the media exposure, it attracted great attention from the Korean society. Samsung Electronics issued an official statement on the day after the event was exposed, admitting that there were security vulnerabilities in the fingerprint identification program, but explaining that this was not a machine defect, but a software problem, which could be improved through software update, At the same time, it said it would launch relevant patches next week.
According to statistics, in the first quarter of 2019, Samsung's mobile phone accounted for 65% of Korea's domestic smartphone market, ranking first. The Samsung Galaxy note10, one of the models exposed to fingerprint identification vulnerabilities, has sold more than 2 million units in South Korea since it was listed at the end of August this year.
Industry insiders said that if Samsung Electronics can not properly solve the incident, it may become the second 'Samsung battery door' incident.