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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by marcusb, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. marcusb

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    I am currently running CL14 stock w/ Open Home (thanks to zefie.. no thanks to sprint) and I wanted to let you security conscious folks know about a security issue I discovered.

    I hit the end button and pulled up my phones lock screen. Decided to test the new emergency dialer and when I pulled that up Open Home had force closed.. when I hit end it returned me to the main screen w/o me entering my combination.

    I assume this could happen w/ any force closed app so although it's a rare issue that something FCs in the background it is possible and is a security issue. Just a heads up.
     

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    Sounds like an issue with Open Home. Perhaps it has some compatibility issues with the new ROM.
     
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    It's not open home. It only force closed as a fluke. I'm saying that any app that brings up a force close box might possibly allow a back door way into your phone.
     
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    Have you tried repeating the action to see if it FC again?
     
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    It doesn't.. what I am saying is if an app happens to FC in the background before/after you wake it up it is possible to circumvent the lock.
     
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    I would report a step by step detail of how this happened to the google/android team.
     
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    Ive had that problem with openhome in the past thats why i switched alternative home apps because after 3.6.1 it was unstable for me although i haven't tried 3.7 yet
     

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