It's Probably Safe to Assume That If Someone Steals Your Phone, They'll Be Able to Get Through the Lockscreen

By Sam Gibbs on at

Apple's iOS 6.1 lockscreen is basically Swiss cheese, it's so full of holes, and now Android's being hit with something similar. You can apparently bypass Samsung Galaxy Note 2's lockscreen, be it PIN, pattern, password, or face-unlock protected, with a quick couple of button presses.

It's pretty damn useless though, as the homescreen is only visible for a second or two, but who knows where nefarious characters can go from there. I think it's safe to assume that if your phone is stolen, people can get your data. It might take time, it might take a computer, but information on a portable device is fair game once said device has been thieved.

Best not let your phone, chock-a-block full of naked pics of yourself and your significant others, out of your sight then. The world+dog doesn't need to see that crap, and you just know the thieving bottom-feeders would have a field day with your privates. [TechRadar]

Image credit: Unlocked from Shutterstock