Android version Skype allowed user to bypass lock os

Jan

5

2019

Due to a combination of “bad design and a bug,” the discoverer of the problem, a malicious person was able to bypass the lockscreen of Android by answering a Skype call and navigating to other parts of the Android system from there.

A 19-year-old Kosovar bug hunter discovered the problem in Skype in 2018 and reported it to Microsoft in October, which included a fix in an update for the app around Christmas. Version number 8.15.0.416 and higher have the fix in house. Since it is a white hat , the vulnerability is only now hanging on the big clock. That writes The Register . How long the vulnerability has been in the app in total is not mentioned.

After a Skype call is answered, access can be gained from that screen to contacts, photos, the browser and other apps on the system via the browser. The browser is accessible by simply typing a link in a Skype chat and then clicking on it yourself. Various apps can be opened from the browser, since certain addresses can be linked to apps.

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