Mar, 07 2013

Uh oh, looks like Samsung is facing another possible security breach, this time with the Galaxy S3. Apparently the boys at ZDNet got wind of a security exploit that allows anyone with a high school GED to completely bypass the lockscreen on the Galaxy S3 with very minimal effort. Don’t believe it? Here’s how to do it:

  1. On the code entry screen, press Emergency Call
  2. Press Emergency Contacts
  3. Press the Home button once
  4. Just after pressing the Home button, press the power button quickly
  5. If successful, pressing the power button again will bring you to the S3’s home screen.

Now, quick — don’t let you girlfriend find these instructions and remember: with great power comes great responsibility. If all this is sounding a bit familiar, you may remember a similar situation hitting the iPhone in which users could bypass iOS’s lockscreen using a similar method. Looks like Samsung will be playing damage control for the next few days. We’ll let you know once we get an official word from Sammy, and when they plan to address this exploit through a software update.

[Full Disclosure via ZDNet]

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