SamMobile first reported the new software update for the Samsung Galaxy A30. But after a Galaxy S10 owner showed he could access his handset using a 3D-printed fingerprint, it appears some devices aren't as safe as manufacturers would have you believe. The initial step involved taking a photo of his fingerprint on the side of a wineglass using his smartphone. Following this, he added a few tweaks to the image in Photoshop to create an Alpha mask and then transferred it to 3Ds Max to create a 3D version of it. The 3D print will unlock my phone...in some cases just as well as my actual finger does.
"If I steal someone's phone, their fingerprints are already on it". "I can do this entire process in less than 3 minutes and remotely start the 3d print so that it's done by the time I get to it", he said. However, the more money you're willing to spend, the better features you get. Both The Verge and popular YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger (Unbox Therapy) have succeeded at tricking the device's advanced facial recognition technology with video, which has unsettling implications for what's supposed to be one of the most secure ways to lock your phone.
Before going any further, take these details with a pinch of salt as they come from unconfirmed sources. Alongside fixing various security loopholes, the latest software update is said to improve the earphones sound output on the Galaxy A30.
Of course, this isn't the first time that someone has figured out how to get into a phone via its sensors.