Sep 30th, 2011

During their time scoping out the Samsung Galaxy S II, the folks over at BGR managed to uncover a glaring security flaw involving the phones lock screen. If the handset is set with a pin or pattern lock, bypassing the phone’s password is as simple as letting the lock screen timeout and then waking the phone. The protected lockscreen gives way to the standard slide-to-unlock version. The video below demonstrates the issue.

Without our own device to verify the flaw on, we have to go off of what we are shown here. There is a distinct possibility that this problem may be limited to a small sliver of handsets, and it seems like the sort of thing that will be easily (and quickly) fixed with an OTA update.

[via BGR]

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