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Minor Security Flaw Found in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2

“Hackers can get past the Galaxy Note 2’s lock screen — if their fingers are fast enough.

A minor security vulnerability has been found in Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 2, which leaves the door open to fast-fingered ne’er-do-well types.

The flaw, first discovered by Terence Eden, finds select apps and widgets can be briefly accessed with a few taps from the lock screen. Somewhat tricky to accomplish, it requires the user to press the “Emergency Call” icon, then the ICE (in case of emergency) button, and then hold down the home button. With success, one could tap a direct dial widget or select applications.


Not all apps will open in this manner; the video shows that Google Play does not respond. Reportedly, Eden contacted Samsung roughly five days ago but has yet to hear back. CNET has also contacted Samsung and will update the article when the company responds….”

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