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Galaxy S3 - Full bypass of lock screen - worse tha Apple's
Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:13 AM
Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:56 AM
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.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:20 PM
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.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:07 AM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:13 AM
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?