A security lapse in Google Pixel 6a? A user alleges that any fingerprint can unlock their phone

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 01 Aug, 2022

As Google Pixel 6a is now available to consumers in more markets, some users have reported that any fingerprint can be used to unlock their new phones in a rather worrying security lapse on the part of the tech giant.

There have been two reports released by 9To5Google over the past week suggesting that the Pixel 6a's under-display fingerprint sensor (UDFPS) is allowing anybody to unlock the device.

Those who haven't registered their fingerprints before the event are also included in this category.

This is the sixth time this has occurred, so far, and there have been six reports of it happening.

As a result, there are several problems with the Pixel 6a, including being able to unlock it with a finger that has never been registered or being able to unlock it with another person's finger.

A user reported that the issue did not occur again after resetting the fingerprints and re-adding them after removing all the saved fingerprints.

Most people seem to not be having this issue with the Pixel 6a according to the report.

As of now, it is unclear whether the new update will resolve the problem or if there is a deeper hardware problem present on the affected phones, according to the report.

As part of a report published this month, it was reported that 36 percent of Google Pixel owners wanted to switch to another brand due to various issues.

source: zeebiz

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