What if Samsung’s Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor might be tricked with a 3D print?

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A user attempted to fool the new Samsung Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner by using 3D printing and he succeeded. When it comes to phone security, people rarely think they can be hacked, yet, it is a matter of minutes.

By replicating someone’s fingerprint, it is possible to get access to his/her phone. And what other technology than 3D printing can allow exact replication of a part/object?

User Darkshark took a picture of his fingerprint on a glass, and after a few edits in Photoshop, he was able to create a 3D model using 3ds Max. After a few trial runs, he was able to 3D print his fingerprint in 13 minutes and use it to fool his Galaxy S10.

People might think that’s a waste of time but it is an interesting warning alert for financial apps that often require fingerprint authentication to log in. The geek explained that somebody can easily get “your info and spend your money in less than 15 minutes if your phone is secured by fingerprint alone”. He finally explains it is possible to carry out the entire process in less than 3 minutes and remotely start the 3D print so that it’s done by the time the owner of the phone gets to it. 

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Yosra K.

Passionate about new technologies, I discovered 3D printing through different professional experiences. Aware of the importance of this technology for today's and tomorrow's markets, it is with great pleasure that I share the latest news and analysis related to it, so that you in turn, can take advantage of it. #Staytuned #3DAdept