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If you use a password to lock your Android smartphone then read this…it can be bypassed easily
Posted by on Sep 17th, 2015

Nice little click baitey headline there, but if you have a Samsung smartphone or any other smartphone running Android’s Lollipop operating system then you may be in the 21% of users whose device can easily be accessed by bypassing the lockscreen. The security flaw affects those who have set a password to lock their device. Anyone can bypass your security by just entering a really long password that crashes the lockscreen and allows them full access to the device.

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No need to panic tough unless you are using a password (not a pin or pattern) and have a device running Android Lollipop 5.0 to 5.1.1 and havn’t updated your software.

“The hack involves dumping an extremely long string into the password field after swiping open the camera from a locked phone. Unless updated in the past few days, devices running 5.0 to 5.1.1 will choke on the unwieldy number of characters and unlock, even though the password is incorrect. From there, the attacker can do anything with the phone the rightful owner can do.” [ArsTechnica]

If you are one of the few whose device can be hacked then either update your sotware or just switch to a pin password.

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