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Galaxy S3 - Full bypass of lock screen - worse tha Apple's


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#1 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

This allows full access into the device and requires a reboot to get it to lock properly again.

http://arstechnica.c...screen-bug-too/

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

From the same article:

The process sounds simple, though any attacker with physical access to your phone would probably need some time to actually exploit it. From the lock screen the attacker would need to tap the Emergency Call button, bring up the emergency contacts list, and then tap the Home button followed by the power button. The timing is tricky to pull off—it took us a couple dozen tries on our AT&T Galaxy S III running Android 4.1.1—


Certainly not a sky is falling issue.
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#3 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

I'm sure once you get it down, it gets easier.

I'm not saying it's a sky is falling issue, and I'm sure Samsung will fix it since they are fixing the more minor Galaxy Tab issue. But still think it's worth people knowing about. But then I'm not a fan of Android or iOS generally speaking, though I do have an iPad.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:54 AM

Here is a link to a video of it being done.

http://news.yahoo.co...-221039715.html

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

Don't lose your phone = 100% security. :)

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

Tell that to some of my users. Of course one lost his for two days, was on his desk. Battery had run down so the normal ways of finding didn't work.

My beef with these, along with Apple, is why is securing the lock screen so difficult?

Along with that, what kind of person actually figures out some of these convoluted methods?




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