Samsung has acknowledged a flaw that means any fingerprint can unlock Galaxy S10 devices when a cheap screen protector is fitted

The South Korean tech giant told Reuters that a software patch will be coming after reports that cheap third-party screen protectors lowered the security on the device. A British woman told the Sun that her husband was able to unlock her device despite his biometric data not being registered on the smartphone.

In a statement, Samsung said: “Samsung Electronics is aware of the case of the S10’s malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch.”