Lock screen bugs have been popping up faster than you can draw an unlock pattern lately, and yesterday saw the discovery of another exploit that was demonstrated on Samsung's Galaxy Note II. The bug takes advantage of the fact that, after dialing an invalid phone number on the Note II's emergency call screen, the last-opened app is displayed briefly and is able to be tapped on. This morning Samsung responded to the issue, telling Android Central that it knows about the bug and that it's prepping a fix. The company's full statement:
"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."
There's no sort of ETA for the patch's rollout, but it's still good to hear that Samsung is working on a solution to the problem. While the process of exploiting the bug requires fast hands and a few minutes alone with a device, a vulnerability is still a vulnerability, and so it's something that Samsung needs to fix. Here's to hoping that that patch comes sooner rather than later. We'll give you a shout when it does.
Via Android Central