A minor security bug is detected on the Samsung Galaxy Note II that can launch some applications despite the Android lock screen. However Samsung is aware of this bug and should be quickly corrected.
After iOS 6.1, it is the turn of Android and Galaxy Note II to be the victim of a security bug: it allows users to access applications on the Home screen of the OS or even make a call, without unlocking their lock screen.
Request handling dexterity: Android 4.1.2, it requires to use the emergency call, accessible though the locked smartphone, and enjoy a very short time in which Home screen appears to support an application icon. But the impact of the fault is limited: Google Play, for example, does not run through it. Still, the recent case of iOS 6.1 was finally revealed a greater risk: it is better to be wary of such potential security concerns.
Terence Eden, who recently discovered this Galaxy Note II bug, has contacted Samsung last week, but did not get an answer.