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The Sony Xperia Z is the next top-shelf handset with a lockscreen flaw

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The Sony Xperia Z is the next top-shelf handset with a lockscreen flaw
We have seen so many top-shelf models hit with lockscreen flaws that the whole thing would be comical if it weren't so serious. We have seen Apple iPhone users suffer going back to iOS 6.1.1. The recent iOS 6.1.3 update made matters worse by introducing a passcode flaw in both the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 5. Back in December, a dangerous exploit was found in Samsung devices running Exynos 4210 and Exynos 4412 processors. Eventually, software was sent out to repair the problem which affected some owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung GALAXY Note II among others models.

Now, it seems that another high-end model has been affected by the lack of security. The Sony Xperia Z may be protected against water and dust, but it doesn't appear to offer protection from scoundrels trying to steal your personal data. Scott Reed, a Sony Xperia Z owner and general man-around-town, discovered a quick way that those who live for evil can break into your phone. Check out the video to see how he did it. Hopefully, Sony is right this second working on a security patch.

source: ScottReed via GSMArena

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posted on 26 Mar 2013, 01:26

1. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Whats with this pass code lock problems?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 04:10 5

11. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Boy.. i remember the days Sony Ericsson was the best cellphone maker on the market. the K850, W900, and many more, no one beated sony...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 09:15 4

25. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Nokia did a few times. Btw, "beated"? What's with the unnecessary "-ed"?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:20 4

26. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Nokia, with its N-series, was the king at that time.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 01:29 10

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Looks like lockscreen flaw is getting popular, and more and more people curious to hack it, goona try mine as well lol

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 04:57 2

12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3008; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


My Nokia S60v5 still stays strong with the lock screen :)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 01:35 4

3. dil2abu (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


But it is still complicated than GS3 Lock screen flaw..

Sony fix it soon..

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 03:18 4

9. WyclefJean (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I feel sorry for those red thumbs down..so i gave another to you ;)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:52 2

23. dil2abu (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Here comes my red thumb down for you..
Have fun :P

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 06:45 3

16. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Mine is green,so don't be sad man. Sony will fix it immediately. In a couple of days, Just wait.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:53 3

24. dil2abu (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Yea.. Hope Sony fix it soon :)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:25 2

22. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I dont think this is more complicated than the GS3 flaw. Every GS3, Note flaw took more than 1 try to get it to work...

This is alot easier IMO.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 02:44 10

4. Nocturne (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 May 2012)


Galaxy S3 Flaw gets a glimpse of the home screen - haters rise

Xperia Z Flaw gives full access to phone - haters hide

Well done my Android brothers, double standards abound when "pride" is on the line.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 06:12 1

14. rgxVOiD (Posts: 433; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


tbh, no one is going to remember the service code but the GS3 it's just a metter of clicking some buttons and you do get the full access to the phone as well

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:21

19. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


But this works a lot better than the GS3, Note flaw.

The Samsung flaw its still a matter of timing. This is just knowing what to type, where to go in the menu.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:22

20. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


True. I literally said wow looking at this clip.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:22

21. dangchitrung (Posts: 57; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


and you get more green than red- haters cry

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 02:49 1

5. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Could this be sm sort of alien invasion u know,remember the film transformers

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 02:56 1

6. BitterTruth (unregistered)


Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooooolllllll
Troooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooooolllllll

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 19:37

30. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


you are A Troll !!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 03:02 8

7. StreetNerd (Posts: 705; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


just sold my xperia Z yesterday

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 03:06

8. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


heheheh why???

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 13:04

29. StreetNerd (Posts: 705; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


i only took the xperia z coz of the cheap contract...50% discount for 2 years long

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 06:08 8

13. rgxVOiD (Posts: 433; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


"Look, look StreetNerd sold his Xperia Z"

"...."

See nobody cares

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 06:44 10

15. pyradark (Posts: 767; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


just sold my S4 pre
yesterday

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 03:40 1

10. xplayer57 (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


W0w just tried it on my xPeria T and there u go it is bypassed but after sometimes it locks again much like note 2 flaw but locks much later..............

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:12

17. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Wow. Now that is what I call unlocked. I might try this on my Maxx HD. I forgot about the dialer codes.

If dialer codes work any phone might can be bypassed by that.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 07:18

18. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Once again....my Maxx HD is locked down tight. This code and the 4636 one didnt work.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 10:28 1

27. rsxl5 (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Just as shown on the video.
After that screen lock is turn off permanently and phone restart is the only way to get it back.

Anyway, I'm still happy with that phone :)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 11:24 1

28. Muzhhur (Posts: 245; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


impressive, theres not a problem on Wp devices??? again IMPRESSIVE!

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