22 Sep

To hack an Android phone, just type in a really long password

The latest Android phone flaw is sheer stupidity.Locked phones require a passcode. But there’s a way to get around that. Just type in an insanely long password. That overloads the computer, which redirects you to the phone’s home screen.It’s a time-consuming hack, but it’s actually easy to pull off.In a report published Tuesday, computer security researcher John Gordon documented the vulnerability and posted a video of the hack. It only affects smartphones using the latest version of the Android operating system, Lollipop.

Source: To hack an Android phone, just type in a really long password – Sep. 16, 2015

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