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Samsung A33 5G - fingerprint bypassed using a glove

(Topic created on: 24-01-2023 02:19 PM)
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RogB
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Discovered that when using a glove that has a pad on the fingertip for phone usage then anyone is able to unlock my A33 5G phone using the "fingerprint". It seems that the fingerprint security can be completely bypassed making phone and bank accounts accessible to anybody with a similar glove.

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FFletch_offroad
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Did you use the gloves while scanning your fingerprint
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FFletch_offroad
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You could possibly delete all the fingerprints and scan your fingerprints again
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Midge123
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My finger print scanner works fine if I have gloves on I need to take them off to get inside the phone I have the s20 ultra 5g thanks
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RogB
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No, I set up the fingerprints 6 months ago when I first got the phone and it was only last week that I discovered the phone could be unlocked by someone wearing gloves. I have been able to do this several times using a finger that is not registered as has my daughter. I doesn't work reliably but if you keep trying it seems eventually that it will unlock the phone. This has been done with 2 different pairs of gloves that have the special "pad" on the finger to enable the phone to be used.

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RogB
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I've not tried that yet, but the fact that it was possible when I thought my phone was secure seems to be a concern to me.

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Members_O7e056d
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I have an A33. It seems that just by playing with it - using a rubber tipped pen or just randomly pressing buttons will allow my children to unlock the phone. I've had to disable fingerprint security because it is not secure. Rubbish in fact

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