Friday, December 20, 2013
Security Alert (remove Android lock)
The exploit is detailed here.
The danger stuff: if your device is set to accept APK's from unknown sources, a potential attacker (anyone who uses your phone/tablet) can use this exploit to disable any lock you set on your device, and then the attacker can do whatever he wants to.
Here is a demo apk which, upon installing and running, will simply disable any lock you've set on your device. It can unlock immediately or upon a time you set it.
Affected devices: All devices with Android versions up to 4.4 (4.4 has this bug fixed).