If you’re wary of the Samsung Galaxy S III (and Note 2) lock screen bug that enables anyone to bypass your passcode, the company has announced a patch is coming soon. Security company Lookout has released an app in the meantime to help protect users:
To help minimize the risk to users, Lookout released an update today to its Lookout Mobile Security Android app on Google Play that protects owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3, Note II and S3 Mini from this vulnerability. Lookout users are also protected if the phone is lost or stolen when using ‘Lock’ from Lookout’s web app. An official device patch is expected from Samsung shortly, and we recommend that users update their devices as soon as the patch is released.
Samsung says here are three steps to ‘stay safe’:
- Download the Lookout Mobile Security app from Google Play or update the app to version 8.10.2
- Protect your phone like you protect your wallet. Keep your phone close to your person and avoid leaving it out it open places.
- Watch out for a Samsung Galaxy S3, Note II and S3 Mini system update and install it as soon as it is released.
You can download the Lookout Mobile Security app here from Google Play. Let us know what you think of the app and Samsung’s response to this security situation.
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