Vulnerability: Samsung-branded Android Phones Allow Bypass of Lock Screen

A vulnerability was recently found in Samsung mobile Android devices, OS version 4.1.2, that would give an attacker (unauthenticated users) the ability to circumvent the screen lock, viewing the home screen. It can also give them rights to run apps, send arbitrary messages to contacts, rack up illegitimate phone services, etc. It could also lock out the original user of the device.

Terence Eden posted a video about the Galaxy Note II:

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen flaws on Samsung-branded Android smartphones. Before this, kernel trouble was the topic, where attackers can gain easy access to the Android kernel in some Samsung devices.

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