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Enthusiast tricked the fingerprint sensor inside the Samsung Galaxy S10 screen using a 3D printer

Almost like spy movies.

The user Imgur under the pseudonym darkshark told how he could bypass the fingerprint sensor inside the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S10. For this, he needed a 3D printer, tools and 13 minutes of time.

First, the darkshark took its own imprint on the smartphone, left on a glass of wine. After that, he processed the image in Photoshop and turned it into a 3D model using 3ds Max.

The enthusiast printed the received print on a 3D printer in 13 minutes – it took him three attempts to get a quality version. After that, he attached a copy to the sensor and was able to trick the smartphone.

As noted at The Verge, the Galaxy S10 does not use a capacitive fingerprint sensor, but an ultrasonic one. In theory, it should be harder to fake, but darkshark managed to do it rather quickly only by taking a fingerprint, a little processing and a 3D printer.

The user explained that the main problem is the use of fingerprints as a way to enter and confirm transactions, for example, in banking applications. According to darkshark, the process can be cranked even faster – in less than three minutes.

This is not the first time that users find ways to bypass the protection of smartphones. In 2016, police in Michigan used a 3D copy of the prints to unlock the victim’s smartphone. After that, Apple restricted fingerprint entry if the iPhone was not used for more than 8 hours or the password was not entered for six days. In 2017, the Vietnamese company Bkav stated that it had bypassed FaceID protection on the iPhoneX with a mask for $ 150

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