The mobile banking users have been placed at a security glitch risk related to fingerprint sensors on a few Samsung smartphones, said a no. of banks.
Few, including Bank of Scotland and NatWest, have removed their applications temporarily from Google’s Play Store- that is available to use on Samsung smartphones- till the problem gets rectified.
Experts are yet to determine the nature of this glitch, but it is expected to be fixed soon through an update. The smartphone maker is yet to comment on the matter,
As per a BBC report, any person could unlock the devices through the fingerprint sensor, when it was utilized along with certain kind of screen protectors.
Through a tweet, Bank of Scotland warned its customers who use Samsung phones and asked them to disable using fingerprint reader for its app. Meanwhile, a NatWest spokesperson said that the bank has removed its application for Google’s Android store for all the customers using Samsung S10 handsets. This is because of reports of a security flaw related to these handsets and the bank hopes to get its app back on the store briefly once the problem is resolved, the spokesperson added.
Notably, HSBC has also reportedly issued similar warning to its customers.