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

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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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP (Single camera) 2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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