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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
Kirk Bal 1 samsung jet..lol but gonna get s4..
Jessica Wiseman
Jessica Wiseman 1 & no thank you!
Jeff Seaver
Jeff Seaver Can not count. Many
Wanda Hayes-Henry
Wanda Hayes-Henry Rogue, LOL!
John C. Cole
John C. Cole One, a Galaxy S Blaze 4G.
Ignacio Gonzalez
Ignacio Gonzalez Samsung Upstage, Samsung Moment, Samsung Epic 4G(Gs1), Galaxy Note II.
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey I've owned the original Note and now the Note II.
Jesus Reyes
Jesus Reyes Ive had 3 samsung phones out of 5
Andre Roberts
Andre Roberts About 6 or 8 I gave up on htc, lg a long time ago
J Alberto Garcia Flores
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
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
Sean Bolson Samsung Knack, Samsung Seek, Samsung Transform, Samsung Galaxy S II on Sprint.
Ben Pierce
Ben Pierce GS2 for Tmobile, GS3 for both Tmobile and Verizon
David DiPilla
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
Jacob Grumbles
Jacob Grumbles 6
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski fascinate, droid charge, epic4g, gnexus, s3, note 2.
Javier Sanchez Ojeda
Javier Sanchez Ojeda 3
Vicente Reyes
Vicente Reyes 2 and hated both.
Lance Tomlinson
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
Shane Joe Lazar Two. Galaxy 5 and Galaxy S3
Juwon Donte
Juwon Donte Three galaxy s2 s3 and note 2
Patric Pederson
Patric Pederson Oh...I forgot about the Samsung Gleam flip phone (for a very short time)
Patric Pederson
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
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
Max Labuda 1,582 devices.
Arvind Katiyar
Arvind Katiyar S2 & Note2
Marlon Milligan
Marlon Milligan The "Instinct" (it was horrible), the Galaxy Note & the Galaxy Note 2.
Marlon Milligan
Marlon Milligan The Instinct (it was horrible) & the Galaxy Note 2
Dave Bourque
Dave Bourque none lol
Timothy Phillips
Timothy Phillips 1
Lawrence Lepes
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
Lawrence Lepes 4! Omnia, Omnia 2, Infuse 4G, and the Galaxy Note 2!
Luis Robles Figueroa
Luis Robles Figueroa Three... Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy 7.0 Plus tablet, and Samsung Gravity.
Frank Porter
Frank Porter 2 The Samsung Propel (blue) and my Galixy Nexus
Kenneth Maneeley
Kenneth Maneeley Two. Galaxy s2 and galaxy s3 still looking at the note 2 and the gs4
Evan Klein
Evan Klein Galaxy note 2, galaxy nexus, Galaxy tab 10.1, Samsung series 5
Aaron Cantu
Aaron Cantu A bunch...
Douglas Prevo
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.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz 4
Sameer Ghanem
Sameer Ghanem 0
Kizito Nestor
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
James M King III 1 The Samsung Bold and man I sure do miss that phone.
Shahnwaz Don
Shahnwaz Don Just one! And that's Galaxy Note which i sold a long before!
Ilija Jovanovic
Ilija Jovanovic 0 xD but my next phone will be S4
Reinis Jansons
Reinis Jansons 1 and it will be last samsung made device
As Imassac
As Imassac only 1
Justin Battle
Justin Battle 3.
Itzel Jeronimo
Itzel Jeronimo 0
Rustle See
Rustle See 0.
Julian Scott
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
Julian Scott Like 4 the last Samsung I had was the Samsung intercept
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis One..the Samsung instinct..it was the worst phone iv ever had..
Danny Bringer
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!
JayR Yambao
JayR Yambao 4
Josh Billingsley
Josh Billingsley 4
Gwendlynette Latrice
Gwendlynette Latrice 3. Continuum, Fascinate, & S3. I want the Note 2.. Other than that I'm waiting on the S5!
Jawon Chance
Jawon Chance 2 Galaxy S ll & Galaxy S lll.
Danny Chavez
Danny Chavez 2 GSG3, 1 Note II, 1 Samsung Blast
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Edgar Perret-Gentil i can recall 4.
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Austin Storm Edmondson 3 Juke,s1,note 2
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John N Crystal Greenhaw 6
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Jonas Quizon 2
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Joseph Alan Richardson Only one. The gnex
Steve Williams
Steve Williams soon for samsung usually means 3 months
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Cesario Brito Jr. Far*
Still Dre Dane
Still Dre Dane 0
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. So fair only 1. I have the Galaxy Nexus. I'll make it 2 once the Note 3 comes.
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Rishikesh Kankal 2
Janelle Jae Hunter
Janelle Jae Hunter 4
Asish S. Talbot
Asish S. Talbot 1 .. an old color mobile..5 yrs ago.. ;)
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Tyler Saddington 2, Galaxy Nexus and S3... Now the Nexus 4 tho
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Magnus Larsson 2
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Steph Ogunduyilemi 3
Josh Doncevic
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
Neil Leisenheimer 1, about to be two with a refurbished GS3.
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Do Duc Hai Galaxy S in 2010 and Galaxy Note 2 last year
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T Louis Michael Samsung Sunburst and Samsung Mythic.
Wasis Waskito
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
Carl Dale Non LOL
Felix Tran
Felix 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
Tiger Panomthonichakul 8 since galaxy s2 2011
Christopher Manic Johnson
Christopher Manic Johnson Nexus S was my only one. Don't know if I'll ever own another one.
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Krishna Karthik 4
Anthony Evans Jr
Anthony Evans Jr phones total or just types? if jus types epic 4g, epic touch, droid charge, skyrocket.
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Serge Armel Zongo 7 since 2003
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Gordon Christie 3
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Tabib Rehman S1, s2, note and note 2
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Shannon Misquitta 1
Brad Bowermaster
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
Enes Nadir Çomoglu 5, only two of which were Android devices.
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Mathew Poynter Lol I lost track um 15 maybe
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Zac Luna 8
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Ryne Hamm 4
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Kenny Kraly Jr None yet but the S 4 will be my 1st come this May.
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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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