Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dirkbonn, Oct 16, 2010.
Found on UnWiredView.com
Verizon Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X security flaw discovered Unwired View
Interesting, I disabled the voice commands app (I use the google voice search) back when I first rooted so this "flaw" doesn't work on my X.
Another reason why blur is blah.
A user here noticed and posted about this the other day. Can't find the thread right now.
1st you'd have to loose your phone, then have the unfortunate luck of having the one in a million chance that the person who found it, knows about this flaw....
Some of these things get blown way out of proportion...
that does not worry me one bit.
This makes me happy...Now I know when I find a droid x or droid 2 lying around, and its locked, I can contact the persons mother/father/home and find out how to get it back to them
Can't replicate this. So my phone does not have this flaw. /thread
Do people actually use the pattern unlock or something similar? Maybe it's just my area, but practically no one uses things like that to actually lock their phone.
I'm sure the next OTA update will give a fix
This is a really intriguing little loophole in their security...
That's what I was thinking. So this flaw lets you make calls to people in the phonebook even when the device is locked. Does it let you do anything else? Can you open apps or surf the net like this? If not, what's the big deal? Moto may have done it like this on purpose so you can easily make hands-free calls on the go without having to unlock the phone first anyways.
It's not a bug, it's a feature.
Sorry, I came from an iPhone, I've been told this too much!
doesn't work on my droid x. Must be only certain "special" phones.
The most interesting part of that article was that in the video that dude had a friend named 'Jack Daniels' in his phone book... how cool is that!
I don't have a pattern lock set up, just the standard swipe to open. I was able to activate the screen with the power button, press the voice button and say "call XX"... and, while still sitting on the lock screen, I called XX.
What else can you do with voice commands?
for those that say it doesnt work on their phones, with it locked, press emergency call, then press and hold search, voice will pop up
I don't use any kind of security on my phone. No pin, password or unlock pattern. So, if I ever have the misfortune of losing my phone, it does not matter.
Works on mine. But then again, I just have a slide lock protecting it and if one cant figure out how to get into my phone that way, they probably wont know about the glitch at all..haha