Android phone owner accidentally finds a way to bypass lock screen

Cybersecurity researcher David Sch├╝tz accidentally found a way to bypass the lock screen on his fully patched Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 5 smartphones, enabling anyone with physical access to the device to unlock it.

Exploiting the vulnerability to bypass the lock screen on Android phones is a simple five-step process that wouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

Google has fixed the security issue on the latest Android update released last week, but it has remained available for exploitation for at least six months.

Source and more details: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-phone-owner-accidentally-finds-a-way-to-bypass-lock-screen/

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