Android phones are vulnerable to fingerprint brute-force attacks

Researchers at Tencent Labs and Zhejiang University have presented a new attack called ‘BrutePrint,’ which brute-forces fingerprints on modern smartphones to bypass user authentication and take control of the device.

Brute-force attacks rely on many trial-and-error attempts to crack a code, key, or password and gain unauthorized access to accounts, systems, or networks.

The attacker needs physical access to the target device to launch a BrutePrint attack