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Security Flaw allows DROID security lock to be bypassed

Security Flaw allows  DROID security lock to be bypassed
A bug in the 2.01 version of the Android OS might make the DROID a little less safe for its owners. The safety system requires a user to complete a specific pattern using on-screen dots before the system allows access to the phone's features. To defeat the lock, when a phone call comes in to a locked up Motorola DROID, simply hit the dedicated back button and you will bypass the lock and head to the home screen. That will give the user access to everything on the phone including emails and the phone's directory. Now it is true that the "spy" would need to know your phone number or wait for someone to call you, but frankly, how safe does that make you feel? The problem was first noticed by The Assurer who says it is only affecting Android 2.01 for the DROID. As for a response, a Google spokesperson says, "We are aware of the issue and we're working to deliver a fix to Motorola DROID's soon." The very same problem happened to the iPhone in 2008, and was ultimately repaired.

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source: TheAssurer via TechCrunch



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