Skype for Android: App allows passcode bypass

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by mood, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Skype for Android: App allows passcode bypass
    Can't unlock an Android phone? No problem, just take a Skype call: App allows passcode bypass
    January 3, 2019
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/03/android_skype_app_unlock/
     
  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    I don't get it, you shouldn't be able to receive a call from Skype if the phone is locked right? Since when can you interact with apps from a locked phone.
     
  3. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    You can, just like a regular phone call. It would be a hassle if you had to unlock the phone first to answer the call.
     
  4. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    I didn't know this, I don't use Skype. But this sounds like serious bug, Android security is a complete joke.
     
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