Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Vulnerability in Galaxy Note II smartphones
Developer Terence Eden found a vulnerability in smartphones Samsung - Galaxy Note II, working on the basis of Android 4.1.2. The flaw allows attackers to see the home screen password-protected system.
To exploit the vulnerability to include the device's screen, press the emergency button "Emergency Call" and then a little while holding down Home, which will allow access to the desktop device.
Eden said that the discovered vulnerability is not very dangerous, but it can allow an attacker to gain information about the installed applications on the device.
In addition, if the user's home screen widget set speed dial a specific number, the hacker will be able to call on him if you have time time to click on.
Security Bypass Samsung Galaxy Note II
Number of vulnerabilities: 1
Vector of operation: Local
Impact: Security Bypass
Affected products: Google Android 4.1.2
Affected versions: Samsung Galaxy Note II based on Android 4.1.2
Which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions on the system.
Manufacturer URL: http://www.samsung.com/
Solution: The way to eliminate the vulnerability does not exist at present.