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Android 5 bug allows attackers to easily unlock password-protected devices

2015/09/16

Help Net Security - (International) The University of Texas at Austin Information Security Office discovered a lockscreen bypass vulnerability affecting Android version 5.1.1 in which an attacker could use a large string password with the camera app open to crash the password lockscreen and gain full access to the device. Google addressed the issue in Android 5.1.1 build LMY48M.

Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=18858

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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