Recently, a lock screen bypass was discovered on some Samsung phones that run on Android Jelly Bean, which includes the Galaxy Note. This poses a security threat for such smartphones and some bloggers have even demonstrated how to get past the lock screen via videos and written tutorials.
Some people who are not too keen with the issue see it as a vulnerability of a phone's security, while others think that it will be too time consuming to bypass the lock screen in this manner.
People from Android Central asked Samsung if they were aware of the glitch and if they were doing anything to patch things up. The company confirms that they know all about it and that they are working on a solution that they can roll out as soon as possible.
Here's the manufacturer's statement in full --
"Samsung considers user privacy and the security of user data its top priority. We are aware of this issue and will release a fix at the earliest possibility."