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How to Fix AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II lockscreen issue

AT&T has just started getting into Samsung Galaxy S II signup which is expected to catch a mojor market share in the US however folks at BGR had reported that the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II review unit comes with a serious Lockscreen secutiry issue. AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Lockscreen PIN or Pattern can be easily bypassed if you wait for the black screen for standby without trying to unlock the phone  and you press the power button and you will see a message for slide to unlock following which will take you to the home screen thereby bypassing the PIN or Pattern lock. Now this could end up vanishing your device’s security.

Although the device has not yet been released to the customers therefore both AT&T and Samsung have been alerted about this flaw after which they issued following statement,

Samsung and AT&T are aware of the user interface issue on the Galaxy S II with AT&T. Currently, when using a security screen lock on the device, the default setting is for a screen timeout. If a user presses the power button on the device after the timeout period it will always require a password. If a user presses the power button on the phone before the timeout period, the device requests a password – but the password is not actually necessary to unlock it.
Samsung and AT&T are investigating a permanent solution. In the meantime, owners of the Galaxy S II can remedy the situation by re-setting their time-out screen to the “immediately” setting. This is done by going to the Settings->Location and Security->Screen unlock settings->Timeout->Immediately.

Now it is expected that Samsung and AT&T will release an OTA update in order to fix this problem however in the mean time you can go to Settings->Location and Security->Screen unlock settings->Timeout->Immediately for a temporary fix.

You can sneak preview how this works,

via BGR

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