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Sony Xperia Z shares iPhone flaw

The iPhone has suffered from a security flaw for a while now, but just last week we were informed the issue had been resolved by way of iOS 6.1.3, but we have been hearing reports that this lockscreen problem still persists. However, we are now hearing you can also bypass the Sony Xperia Z lockscreen, which does make us a little concerned.

Locking your phone is meant to give you peace of mind that someone is unable to gain access to your handset, and the ongoing issue with the iPhone is certainly cause for concern. However, with the Galaxy Note 2 and now the Xperia Z suffering from the same issue — well it’s kind of hard to put your faith in this so-called security feature.

As a result this will make owners of these troubled devices far more conscious of where they leave their phones. For those who have yet to see this issue with the new Sony flagship smartphone, then we ask you to view the video demonstration below.

It’s far easier to watch the video than rather explain to you how to bypass the Xperia Z’s security settings. However, what makes this issue worse than the other two handsets mentioned above is the fact the entire phone is unlocked.

We have to wonder how long it will be before Sony issues an update for this security bug, even though they recently made an update available to resolve the random death problems.

Some people must live very boring lives if all they do is punch in some random numbers in order to bypass a smartphones lockscreen, although we have to thank them at the same time for finding those vulnerabilities.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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