A viral video of how cryptocurrency wallet-embedded Samsung Galaxy S10 was allegedly hacked has emerged.
The sophisticated hacker, by the name Darkshark posted an update containing a detailed video on Imgur, saying he attempted to fool the new Samsung Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner by using 3d print.
Before finally getting access to the mobile phone, Darkshark said it took him “3 reprints trying to get the right ridge height”.
According to him, the 3D print successfully unlocked his phone the same way his actual finger does.
The hacker, asked some question regarding the phone that come pre-loaded with different cryptocurrency wallets, saying there appears to be nothing stopping him from stealing people’s fingerprints and then then “printing gloves with your fingerprints built into them and going and committing a crime”.
According to him, the mobile phone, if stolen, makes thief have access to the user’s fingerprint which could be used to commit crime any time.
“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.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series produced by South Korean tech giant Samsung come preloaded with cryptocurrency wallets for Enjin Coin (ENJ), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin (BTC) and COSMEE token (COSM).
The news that Samsung Galaxy S10 come preloaded with cryptocurrency wallet pushed Enjin Coin (ENJ) to a greater height in the crypto space, resulting in the price of ENJ multiplying in a twinkle of an eye. Today’s Gazette reported that Enjin Coin saw close to 250% price increase.
Bank Accounts Are Not Secured
Once the hacker get access users’ fingerprint, their bank account are not save anymore since most banking apps require fingerprint authentication.
“Most banking apps only require fingerprint authentication so I could have all of your info and spend your money in less than 15 minutes if your phone is secured by fingerprint alone.”
Are Cryptocurrency Wallets on Samsung Galaxy S10 Secured?
There is no doubt that if this alleged hack is true, cryptocurrency wallets on Samsung Galaxy S10 may not be secured either. This puts user at risk of losing cryptocurrency funds stored on the wallets incase their mobile phone is stolen.
Meanwhile, Samsung has not denied the allegation or confirm to the world it is doing something on it. If the news comes out to be true, Samsung will have to recall the smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Set Record
Samsung has shipped its latest S10 phones to over 70 countries in a very short time. According to reports that came from the US and UK, Galaxy S10 lineup generated extremely high preorder sales than any known Samsung smartphone sold in the UK. Samsung UK said Galaxy S10 Plus accounted for 57 percent of sales. The same happened in China and US where the sales of the smartphone is going higher day by day.