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Submission + - Major security flaw bypasses AT&T Samsung Gala (bgr.com)

zacharye writes: BGR has uncovered a major security flaw on AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II that renders Android’s unlock pattern feature completely useless. Using a simple workaround, the security hole allows anyone to bypass the unlock pattern, which normally denies users access to an Android device unless a preset pattern is drawn on a grid of nine dots spread across the device’s lock screen. We have confirmed that the flaw exists on AT&T’s Galaxy S II and not on Sprint’s Galaxy S II, Epic Touch 4G, though it is currently unclear if other phone models are affected...
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Major security flaw bypasses AT&T Samsung Gala

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