In Just FIVE Attempts Android Smartphone Pattern Lock can be Cracked

Smartphone Pattern Lock can be Cracked: It is always a debate topic when we discuss the security in Android Devices Vs iOS Devices. Well both of them are securable when it comes to giving security to the device using the lock screen. In iOS, the device offers the Password, Fingerprint Scanner as the most useful security features for its users. On the other hand, the Android Device offers another security method for its users by Pattern, which is most used by all the Android users. While some Android devices also offer the Touch ID along with the retina scanner as the security features.

In Just FIVE Attempts Android Smartphone Pattern Lock can be Cracked

In Just FIVE Attempts Android Smartphone Pattern Lock can be Cracked
In Just FIVE Attempts Android Smartphone Pattern Lock can be Cracked

Here we are not talking about those because in general it is not something that Android actually offers to its users and it is a third party implementation on the device.

Coming to the Pattern locking feature, it allows the users to secure the device with the respective pattern and the complexity of the pattern completely depends on up on the individual user. However, some of the researchers from the Lancaster University and Northwest University in China along with the University of Bath which in Germany has something to say about the Pattern locking method.

As per the researchers, the pattern lock on the Android device can be easily unlocked within five attempts and it is known that all kind of Android devices give five attempts for its users to unlock the device. This will lead anyone to enter into the locked Android device within just five attempts and once the actual attacker records the unlocking of a device by a user, the software can be used later to quickly track the owner’s fingerprint moments.

The Researchers actually said that the algorithms will produce a small number of the candidate pattern which will help to access the device, it is stated that “it has also being stated that using complex patterns to get away from this also doesn’t really works. These researchers have managed to crack about 95-percent of lock screen pattern out of the 120 unique patterns which were collected from the users for the research. So if you think that you have a complex pattern as it is, then you might want rethink again.

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