​Unpatched Android Lollipop Devices Open to Lockscreen Bypass Bug


A new Android bug has left Nexus devices and possibly others exposed to a simple lockscreen bypass.

There’s an easy way to bypass the lockscreen in devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop – at least, those which have not yet received the latest security update. Now that Google has released its September patch for Android Lollipop, which contained a fix for a lockscreen bypass, a security researcher at the University of Texas has detailed how to exploit the bug.

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