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With the new Google Pixel 6a now more widely available, some users have noticed that any fingerprint is able to unlock their new phones in a rather worrying security lapse from the tech giant.
According to 9To5Google , two reports surfaced last week about the Pixel 6a’s under-display fingerprint sensor (UDFPS) that allows anyone to unlock it. This includes people who have not registered their fingerprints in advance.
There are now six other reports of this happening. They range from being able to unlock with a different finger that hasn’t been registered, to being able to unlock the Pixel 6 and other people, the report said.
One person reported that after removing all stored fingerprints and adding them back, the problem no longer occurred.
The report says that most buyers don’t seem to have this problem with the Pixel 6a.
It’s unclear if the new update will fix the problem or if there’s a deeper hardware issue on the affected phones, the report said.
This month, a report said 36 percent of Google Pixel owners are looking to switch to other brands amid problems.