The Samsung Galaxy S III is the latest phone to reveal a gaping hole in its lockscreen defense, and it’s easily the worst offender yet.
The iPhone lockscreen bypass was first up, with a bizarre series of swipes allowing access to the Contacts and Photos apps.
To be fair, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not a huge deal. In the worst case, someone might steal some details and/or phone your mates. Meh. Indeed, Apple has yet to address the issue (expect iOS 6.1.3 soonish).
As for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 lockscreen bypass, its founder conceded: “It's true, this attack is of limited value. That's one of the reasons why I've disclosed it.”
However, the Samsung Galaxy S III lockscreen bypass gives potential hackers full access to the phone. Man, I almost put that in upper case. In fact, let’s do it: FULL ACCESS TO THE PHONE. Oh, the humanity!
How do you do it? Emergency Call > Emergency Contacts then hit the Home button quickly followed by Power.
Anyone here rocking a Samsung Galaxy S III? Are you frightened? In the words of Aragorn, son of Arathorn: “Not nearly frightened enough.”