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."
Verizon Pushing Out VRBMF1 Update to Samsung Galaxy S3, to addresses connectivity ussues. The update seems to fix the connectivity issues, judging from comments left by Verizon Galaxy S3 users on the same site.
Users are reporting faster speeds and say that things seem to have returned to normal. The update seems to be just a small bug fix, without any other enhancements, but, if you've been facing the issues, it most certainly makes a huge difference.
We have yet to find change log documents that detail changes, however, the update was small enough that it likely is a bug fixer.
To get the update, just gointo Settings>About phone>Software update.
Thanks to Droid-Life for this.