Bkav releases a fix for new lock screen flaw in Samsung phones

18:19:38 | 22-03-2013

Mountain View, Calif., March 22, 2013 - After more than 1 day, Bkav has successfully developed the patch for the new Samsung lock screen flaw disclosed by Terence Eden on March 20. The patch has been integrated into the free version of Bkav Mobile Security.

This has been the second flaw concerning Samsung lock screen discovered recently. Taking steps that Terence Eden outlined, unauthorized users can not only see home screen for a while, but also have complete access to the device.

"This new flaw essentially is the same with our previous analysis, Samsung allows Emergency Call to run like a normal application even when the phone has been locked. With a normal app, not only home button but also back button may affect it. That is why back button used in the new flaw", said Mr. Nguyen Minh Duc, Director of Bkav Security.

New Samsung lock screen flaw disclosed by Terence Eden

Bkav's approach is to block the appearance of lock screen's follower upon detecting signs of intrusion attempts. This means the unauthorized user cannot interact with any apps on home screen (including Google Play, etc.); in other words the intrusion attempt fails. Besides, Bkav Mobile Security will capture the unauthorized user's image with the phone's front camera, then email the photo to the phone's owner.

Bkav Mobile Security fixes the new lock screen flaw in Samsung phones

Users can download the free version of Bkav Mobile Security from Google Play or from its developer's website Mobile.bkav.com. On the software's interface, choose Anti Theft, then tick on "Anti lock screen bypass". This option only appears in phones vulnerable to Samsung lock screen flaws (Galaxy Note II and S III).

About Bkav Mobile Security

Bkav Mobile Security is a software that protects your smartphone and now has more than 1 million users. Bkav Mobile Security is equipped with Smart Filter which automatically blocks up to 100% of SMS spams, the software blocks unexpected calls as well. Besides Antivirus, Anti Theft, Find my Phone, calls, messages, contacts Backup and Restore, Bkav Mobile Security is integrated with Privacy Advisor and Safe Browsing.

Contact Information

Bkav USA

800 El Camino Real, Mountain View, California, 94040

Telephone: (+1) 2 023 866 779

Website: www.bkav.com

Email: Bkav@bkav.com