Galaxy S III phones could be unlocked with a simple key sequence
A security flaw in Samsung's Galaxy S III could allow users to bypass the password-protected lockscreen of the smartphone, according to reports.
The exploit can be performed by clicking on the Emergency Call icon on the code entry screen, then getting into Emergency Contacts, pressing the home button once, followed by a quick press of the power button - which unlocks the phone.
The reports revealed that the method would work better when the smartphone's auto rotation is turned on.
Earlier, another security flaw was discovered in the Samsung Galaxy Note II that let users bypass the lock screen and view the home screen app icons by following similar steps, though the hack did not allow using any of apps.
Currently, Samsung is anticipated to be aware of both the flaws and is working on a fix to deal with the issues.