Beware: Some Google Pixel 6a devices are being unlocked with unregistered fingerprints

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We've heard before of a Google Pixel bug which automatically declined calls on your behalf and while that may be welcome for those with call anxiety, another issue with potentially more troubling security concerns has now surfaced. This time, the problem is related to the Google Pixel 6a, which will be available from July 28 at a price point on $449.

As Android Police reports, there is active conversation going on in a Reddit thread, highlighting two YouTube videos where the Google Pixel 6a is unlocking even with unregistered fingerprints. In other words, even people who haven't had their biometric credentials stored on the device are able to unlock it.

The first video comes from Geekyranjit and shows that the Pixel 6a unlocks with both of his thumbs, even though only one is registered. In comparison, the Nothing Phone (1) understandably does not allow this. You can see the video below:
 

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