In a similar manner to how the TouchID scanner was hacked except for this:
With Apple’s Touch ID system, users are required to input their password one time before using a fingerprint for authentication. The password must be used again once each time the device is rebooted. This extra step seems annoying, but it prevents the very spoof achieved by SRLabs.
On Samsung’s Galaxy S5 however, no password is needed to access the device. Even after a reboot, a simple swipe of a finger will unlock the phone.
So, surely, since Samsung is “winning” and “the new king of innovation”, this is a huge deal. I look forward to reading a lot of posts about this and its implications for security, social norms and Samsung’s future business prospects.