Samsung is one of the world’s biggest tech titans has had its fair share of embarrassments. Remember the ticking Note 7 pocket version bombs?
This time around, millions of Galaxy S10 and Note 10 users have been issued a warning.
BleepingComputer reports that major banks have started pulling their apps from Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones. They have also issued warnings to customers that the devices are insecure.
National Westminster (NatWest) in the UK has shared:
We’ve removed the app from the Play Store for customers with Samsung S10 devices. This is due to reports that there are security concerns regarding these devices. We hope to have our app available again shortly once the issue has been resolved.
Royal Bank of Scotland issued a similar notice to its customers and has also warned them about the sets being ‘insecure’.
Same for me with my bank app in Israel, but mine only disabled login by FP and they are right to do so –reported a Reddit user
However, banks in the United States have not made any official announcements in this regard yet. However, a Reddit user had something else to say about it;
My bank in the US didn’t let me use it (Samsung Pay) at the ATM.
It was discovered that silicone confuses the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader used in both sets allowing them to be unlocked by any fingerprint. This also means that the individual can give permissions, make financial transactions and access any app.
Samsung has promised its users a quick fix, but nothing solid has been rolled-out so far.
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