Lookout Security app protects Samsung Galaxy smartphones against lock screen hacking

Lookout Security app protects Samsung Galaxy smartphones against lock screen hacking
If you're a Samsung Galaxy S III or Note II owner and that lock screen bypass hack won't let you sleep at night, here's a software solution to the problem provided by the guys at Lookout. The fix comes as a part of their "Lookout Security & Antivirus" application, which is available for free from the Google Play store. Those who have the app already installed will just need to update it to the latest version in order to get the extra protection.

For those who have missed the news, several days ago it was discovered that a lock screen PIN or pattern set on a Samsung Galaxy Note II or Galaxy S III running Android 4.1.2 could be bypassed in a matter of minutes. Once executed properly, the hack would allow complete access to the phone's interface, app drawer, and the user's private data. According to Lookout, the aforementioned application protects Samsung Galaxy S III mini smartphones as well from being exploited.

Samsung has yet to release an official patch for this vulnerability. That said, if you have a Galaxy S III, S III mini, or Note II and your privacy is of utmost importance, perhaps you might want to give the Lookout Security app a try.

source: Lookout via Phandroid

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5 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Or you know... Not give people your phone at all?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Lookout is a good antivirus, but only one thing I hate is, you have to pay them every month for full protection.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

:That's usually how full protection works...

4. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Oh the irony :) Loling at everyone that bashed Apple when PA reported their lock screen issue.

5. Colbeyhadel

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 24, 2013

This is also one of the nice security option that is now available in the smart phones, but if hackers want they can find out the peasswords with thier tricks.

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