San Francisco, July 31 (IANS): As the new Google Pixel 6a is now more widely available, some users have noticed that any fingerprint can unlock their new phones in a rather disturbing security flaw by the tech giant.
According to 9To5Google, two reports surfaced last week regarding the Pixel 6a’s under-display fingerprint sensor (UDFPS) that allows anyone to unlock it. This also applies to people who have not registered their fingerprints in advance.
There are now six additional reports that this has occurred. They range from being able to unlock with another finger that isn’t registered to being able to unlock someone else’s Pixel 6a, the report said.
One person said the problem stopped after all stored fingerprints were removed and added again.
The report stated that most buyers don’t seem to have this problem with the Pixel 6a.
It’s unclear if a new update will fix the problem or if there’s a deeper hardware problem on the affected phones, the report said.
This month, a report said 36 percent of Google Pixel owners want to switch brands amid problems.