Latest Android 14 Beta Reveals Apps Requiring Your Fingerprint

Oh, the digital age! You’re just trying to log into your fave banking or tax app. Suddenly, a wild prompt appears! It’s asking to use your fingerprint. But wait a sec, is it really just this app snooping around? Sometimes, it’s like trying to solve a mystery without any clues.

Enter the hero of our story: Android 14 beta. This nifty update is like a detective, showing you exactly which app is asking for your fingerprint. Handy, right?

So, Google dropped this bombshell – the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1. It’s out there for Pixel users. If you’re in the beta club and haven’t hit ‘update’ yet, what are you waiting for? Dive in! There’s a whole treasure trove of features waiting to be discovered.

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Back to our main event. Here’s a not-so-fun fact: you can’t always tell which app is getting its digital hands on your fingerprint. Logging into Capital One? Sure, it’s obvious it’s them. But there are some shady characters out there, sneaking around, doing things they shouldn’t. Not cool.

Ever thought about it? A rogue app could be lurking, eyeing your fingerprint or even your face, and you’d be none the wiser. These malicious apps are like ninjas, slipping through the cracks, accessing stuff they’ve got no business touching.

But fear not! Android 14 is swooping in to save the day. When an app wants your fingerprint, its icon will show up at the top of the prompt. Seeing an unexpected app icon? Red flag! That’s your cue to hit ‘delete’ on that app, pronto. And hey, reporting it might just get it booted off Google’s playground.

So, there you have it. Keep your eyes peeled for those app icons. Stay safe, stay informed, and let’s keep our digital world a bit more secure, one fingerprint at a time.

Craig Diaz
Craig Diaz
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