Here’s how long it takes new BrutePrint attack to unlock 10 different smartphones

Dan Goodin writing for Ars Technica (Apple News)

The ability of BrutePrint to successfully hijack fingerprints stored on Android devices but not iPhones is the result of one simple design difference: iOS encrypts the data, and Android does not.

Hopefully this is an easy fix for Google to implement, but then as usual, it would require that fix to roll out to all these phones.