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  • A new type of attack can easily guess the fingerprint authentication on some Android phones in as little as 45 minutes.
  • Researchers tested it on phones from Xiaomi, Samsung, OnePlus, HUAWEI, OPPO, vivo, and Apple.
  • iPhones seem immune to the attack.

Security researchers have developed a new attack that uses $15 worth of equipment to hijack fingerprints stored on Android devices (Via ArsTechnica). Called BrutePrint, the attack can be executed in as little as 45 minutes to unlock the screen of an Android device. And it looks like iPhones are immune to the exploit.