Sony Xperia Z

Sony's Xperia Z is joining the ranks of the iPhone and Galaxy S3 today with some tinkering that has exposed a security flaw in the lockscreen of the device. According to Scott Reed, who found the flaw on his personal Xperia Z, the lockscreen bypass only takes a few easy steps and allows full access to the device. That's a bit further than some other recent lockscreen bugs will get you, and is certainly troubling. Sony has supposedly fixed the bug that led to some Xperia Z devices randomly bricking themselves, and now they've got another fun bug to fix on their hands.

It's always a good idea to keep your phone in your sight if it has some sensitive data on it, but you may want to be extra careful until this bug is fixed up. If you want to see the flaw in action, stick around after the break for a video of Scott doing it on his device.

Source: GSMArena

 
There are 5 comments

Clearly all platforms need to lock down the security on the lockscreens. This is getting crazy.

Anton Papin says:

Tried this on my Acro S with almost the same lockscreen - no luck. The phone remains locked. Maybe there's a screen buttons bug.

ryanlam147 says:

Xperia V with Jelly Bean also can bypass lockscreen with the same method

PiotrekDG says:

Looks like Sony has shortsighted programmers.

alguna solución a esto? =S