Samsung Galaxy S10 users receive 'urgent' security update for the fingerprint scanner

The update features a biometric security patch, intended to make the fingerprint scanner more secure.

After staunch criticism from buyers over its reliability, Samsung has now begun rolling out an 'urgent' update for the Galaxy S10’s fingerprint scanner.

A report recently revealed that the in-display scanner on the Galaxy S10 could be fooled using 3D fingerprints, which, obviously, did not go down well with those who spent a lot on buying the phone.

 Samsung Galaxy S10 users receive urgent security update for the fingerprint scanner

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus's fingerprint reader never works as expected almost 50 percent of the time. Image: tech2/Omkar Patne

The latest update is marked as a security update but doesn’t come with any update notes. According to GizmoChina, however, the latest update features what is being termed as a 'biometrics security patch' which is intended to make the in-display fingerprint scanner more secure. We're still waiting on confirmation on whether this update actually helps.

Another report by Neowin states that the update makes the fingerprint scanner work a tad bit faster and also more reliable. The size of the update is 6.9 MB and if you have a Galaxy S10, it will arrive as a pop-up notification from the Galaxy Store app.

The Korean company announced its latest Galaxy S10 series back in February and the Galaxy S10 happens to be Samsung’s first device with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Interestingly enough, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus also happen to be the first phones to feature an ultrasonic in-display scanner which was intended to be faster (which certainly wasn't the case when we reviewed the phone) and more secure than existing optical in-display scanners.

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