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Bug allows complete lock screen bypass on Samsung Galaxy S III

8 March, 2013 Samsung


Samsung may be basking in glory for being the number one manufacturer of smart devices but even this tech giant is not excused from making a few mistakes, once in a while. Savvy Galaxy S III users have recently found out that they can actually circumvent the screenlock by pressing the "Emergency Call"-"Emergency Contacts"-"Home button"-"Power". When done correctly, these successive steps will take you to the Home Screen.


Interestingly, Apple had a similar issue with its iPhone that lets users to bypass the passcode page. Samsung will definitely do something about it on the next software update. On the other hand, this can actually be useful for those who forgot their passwords. Many people were jesting that perhaps the Cupertino Giant can now sue Samsung for stealing their lockscreen bypass as well. Trust Android and Apple users to be creative.


Again, for those wanting to verify whether their own devices are vulnerable, McMillian's instructions are as follows:


 

  • On the code entry screen, press Emergency Call
  • Press Emergency Contacts
  • Press the Home button once
  • Just after pressing the Home button, press the power button quickly
  • If successful, pressing the power button again will bring you to the S3's home screen.

Link: ZDNET

 

 


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