Sony, who recently issued software update in regards to the sudden death of newly announced Xperia Z, is once again in the limelight. Now a new report has surfaced (via GSM Arena), according to which, another major worry is waiting to hit Sony badly. Many owners of Xperia Z have found lockscreen bypass bug overhauling their devices.
Reportedly, a user named Scott Reed has found an easy route to bypass lockscreen of the Xperia Z. In few seconds the user cracked the code to make the device fractured. The video has been uploaded as well on YouTube.
"This is a video on how to bypass the XPeria Z unlock screen. I have been in contact with Sony security who now knows all about this exploit", as mentioned by Scott Reed in his video. So, Sony is aware about this exploit, and very soon you will hear another security patch update from Sony. Be prepared!
Note: "This phone is NOT rooted or modified in anyway, the menu is part of the Sony rom and the stock phone", Mr. Reed clearly mentioned in his step-by-step video.
"I'm not sure if anyone noticed this but I stumbled across this at the end of last weekend. It's quite simple to bypass any lock screen on the XPeria Z, I emailed Sony but no response so it's probably something we should be aware of. I can't post a link but I have put a video up on my website scottreed.eu", as per Xda developers forum post by Scott Reed.
This is rather a deep problem, and these tech vendors should do something to make their devices more secure. This year, the same problem was encountered with the Apple iPhone. Apple tried to fix it up, but still it wasn't that secure as it should have been. And it actually took Apple a month to fix up the issue. The software update (iOS 6.1.3)," Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app", as per Apple.
This is rather a worrisome situation, and the solution need to be out soon. The redundancy of passwords should solve the problem. Google I/O, 2013, which is slated to happen this May, the software giant is set to unveil Android 5.0 a.k.a Key Lime Pie. The new version of Android mobile OS could fix up this issue. On the other hand, Apple is working to make its iPhone even better by installing finger print sensor, as per multiple reports. Stay tuned to GizBot.