Android Flaw That Allows People To Bypass Your Lock Screen Found | Fix It This Way!

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Android flaw

Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered a security flaw in Android that lets people bypass the lock screen on a mobile device.

The flaw limited to Android’s most recent Lollipop operating system, was found as they tried to unlock the phone or tablet with an abnormally long password which caused the lock screen to crash in certain conditions, allowing access the phone’s data and apps.

About 21% of Android users who run affected versions of the operating system may succumb to the vulnerability which could not be exploited if one choses to use a lock pattern or Pin code instead of a password.

Google has issued a fix for its Nexus on Wednesday but says other phone manufacturers are responsible for distributing the software to their own handsets.