Security Flaw in Samsung allow hackers to bypass Android Lock screen

A Security flaw in the Samsung phones allows hacker to bypass the lock screen and launch apps and dial phone numbers on a locked device. The vulnerability has been discovered by a mobile enthusiast Terence Eden.

To exploit this security flaw, the hacker should activate the screen and press Emergency Call. Then,  Press the "ICE" button on the bottom left and hold down physical home key for a few seconds and then release. Now, you can access the Home screen and launch any app or widget.

Researcher has tested this vulnerability against Galaxy Note II N7100 running 4.1.2.

"This attack works against Pattern Lock, PIN, Password, and Face Unlock. There is no way to secure your phone against your home screen being accessed." Eden said in his blog post.

The researcher says he tried to contact Samsung regarding this vulnerability but there is no proper response from their side.




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