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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


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Kirk Bal 1 samsung jet..lol but gonna get s4..
Jessica Wiseman 1 & no thank you!
Jeff Seaver Can not count. Many
Wanda Hayes-Henry Rogue, LOL!
John C. Cole One, a Galaxy S Blaze 4G.
Ignacio Gonzalez Samsung Upstage, Samsung Moment, Samsung Epic 4G(Gs1), Galaxy Note II.
Anthony Bailey I've owned the original Note and now the Note II.
Jesus Reyes Ive had 3 samsung phones out of 5
Andre Roberts About 6 or 8 I gave up on htc, lg a long time ago
J Alberto Garcia Flores One from Tmobile that was the first phone with the 8mp camera with the lens was huge on the back haha right, and I blue flip phone, Galaxy Vibrant, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III right now. So that's 6
Dounutz Sesar 1 samsung brik phone(old) 2 flip phone 1 tuch screen when it was kinda crappy samsung blackjack . Samsung infuse . Samsung skyroket . Samsung galaxy note . And i had a iphone 3.4.5 and htc inspire
Sean Bolson Samsung Knack, Samsung Seek, Samsung Transform, Samsung Galaxy S II on Sprint.
Ben Pierce GS2 for Tmobile, GS3 for both Tmobile and Verizon
David DiPilla Wow a lot of people have Samsung phones I am new to the family lol the note 2 is my first one and I won the note 2 at a mall by Samsung and I may be getting the s4
Mark Belkowski fascinate, droid charge, epic4g, gnexus, s3, note 2.
Vicente Reyes 2 and hated both.
Lance Tomlinson I've had: 1 Samsung black jack 2, 2 captivate galaxy s, 3 nexus s, 1 galaxy s2, 1 galaxy note, and 3 galaxy nexus.
Shane Joe Lazar Two. Galaxy 5 and Galaxy S3
Juwon Donte Three galaxy s2 s3 and note 2
Patric Pederson Oh...I forgot about the Samsung Gleam flip phone (for a very short time)
Patric Pederson 7...E105 (T-Mobile Flip - 2005), E315 (T-Mobile Camera Flip - 2005), A660 (Sprint Flip), Omnia (Verizon WiMo Smartphone - 2008), Captivate (Galaxy S - 2010), Galaxy SIII (Verizon), Galaxy Note 2 (Verizon).
Derek Wheeler 3 or 4, but only the Blackjack II was a smart phone. that still was one of the best phones i've ever had!
Max Labuda 1,582 devices.
Arvind Katiyar S2 & Note2
Marlon Milligan The "Instinct" (it was horrible), the Galaxy Note & the Galaxy Note 2.
Marlon Milligan The Instinct (it was horrible) & the Galaxy Note 2
Dave Bourque none lol
Lawrence Lepes I don't know what they are talking about. I have the Galaxy Note 2, I haven't seen any bugs in it at all.
Lawrence Lepes 4! Omnia, Omnia 2, Infuse 4G, and the Galaxy Note 2!
Luis Robles Figueroa Three... Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy 7.0 Plus tablet, and Samsung Gravity.
Frank Porter 2 The Samsung Propel (blue) and my Galixy Nexus
Kenneth Maneeley Two. Galaxy s2 and galaxy s3 still looking at the note 2 and the gs4
Evan Klein Galaxy note 2, galaxy nexus, Galaxy tab 10.1, Samsung series 5
Aaron Cantu A bunch...
Douglas Prevo Four. SGS Captivate, SGS Epic 4g, SGSII Skyrocket, SGSII Epic 4g Touch. Now running HTC until Samsung hardware changes again. Can't stand SGSIII look... and they all (samsung flagships) look like it now.
Kizito Nestor Samsung Wave, Samsung Omnia HD, Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 (2), Galaxy Note 2...That makes it 7
James M King III 1 The Samsung Bold and man I sure do miss that phone.
Shahnwaz Don Just one! And that's Galaxy Note which i sold a long before!
Ilija Jovanovic 0 xD but my next phone will be S4
Reinis Jansons 1 and it will be last samsung made device
As Imassac only 1
Julian Scott After the intercept I went to lg then back to the best which is HTC that's what I have now
Julian Scott Like 4 the last Samsung I had was the Samsung intercept
Abram Wenevermet Dennis One..the Samsung instinct..it was the worst phone iv ever had..
Danny Bringer 9! Galaxy SIII, Gasaxy SII (2), Galaxy Exhibit 4G, Sidekick 4G(Made by Samsung), Vibrant, Gravity 2, Gravity 1(2). I'm sure I'm missing a couple of early ones. I never realized how many I had owned until now, WOW!
Gwendlynette Latrice 3. Continuum, Fascinate, & S3. I want the Note 2.. Other than that I'm waiting on the S5!
Jawon Chance 2 Galaxy S ll & Galaxy S lll.
Danny Chavez 2 GSG3, 1 Note II, 1 Samsung Blast
Edgar Perret-Gentil i can recall 4.
Austin Storm Edmondson 3 Juke,s1,note 2
Angel Miguel Peguero 5 galaxys.galaxys2.galaxys3.galaxyplayer4.galaxytab27
Joseph Alan Richardson Only one. The gnex
Steve Williams soon for samsung usually means 3 months
Cesario Brito Jr. So fair only 1. I have the Galaxy Nexus. I'll make it 2 once the Note 3 comes.
Asish S. Talbot 1 .. an old color mobile..5 yrs ago.. ;)
Tyler Saddington 2, Galaxy Nexus and S3... Now the Nexus 4 tho
Josh Doncevic One, the Skyrocket. Come May though, I'll be getting the S4, which will be my first brand new phone....ever.
Neil Leisenheimer 1, about to be two with a refurbished GS3.
Do Duc Hai Galaxy S in 2010 and Galaxy Note 2 last year
T Louis Michael Samsung Sunburst and Samsung Mythic.
Wasis Waskito I play one paw bandit but never win. My worry is it's for US and Canada only. So someday if I win, thats mean I lost too.
Carl Dale Non LOL
Trieu Tran 2. I had a Samsung feature phone when I was in middle school, and Galaxy S2. @Brad no but some of us have nosy friends and family and we don't want them to see what's on our phones.
Tiger Panomthonichakul 8 since galaxy s2 2011
Christopher Manic Johnson Nexus S was my only one. Don't know if I'll ever own another one.
Anthony Evans Jr phones total or just types? if jus types epic 4g, epic touch, droid charge, skyrocket.
Serge Armel Zongo 7 since 2003
Tabib Rehman S1, s2, note and note 2
Brad Bowermaster Do people really leave their phones laying around that much that this is such a huge issue? I can understand if you lose your phone, but I know my phone never leaves my desk/pocket.
Enes Nadir Çomoglu 5, only two of which were Android devices.
Mathew Poynter Lol I lost track um 15 maybe
Kenny Kraly Jr None yet but the S 4 will be my 1st come this May.
Jose Morales Samsung Instinct is the only one. Back when the iPhone first came out. The Instinct blew it out of the water instantly




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