Bypassed: Fingerprint scanner on a LG V10 vulnerability

Before we delve into this article, I believe it is important to give a caveat – there are quite a lot of elements and assumptions in this “attack” for this V10 vulnerability to work. More than likely, the odds are limited in anyone achieving the attack.

The YouTuber, “Matt OnYourScreen” has highlighted that this model of LG has the ability to store up to 4 different fingerprints in order to unlock a handset without the need of a PIN. However the feature is hidden to add extra fingerprints unless you happen to use the Nova Launcher. The launcher allows access to something called “activities” and one of them is the “add a fingerprint” function. In short, if you are given an LG V10 unlocked, you can quickly add your fingerprint and unlock it at any time.