Why is your device locked to the device it’s running on?
A security researcher has published a blog post claiming that his phone was locked to a locked device because it was not connected to the internet.
The bug is so serious, he says the device would not be able to download a file that could compromise his data if he tried to take photos or stream video.
Security expert Craig Wright says the problem is not the device, but its hardware.
“I can confirm that my device was locked due to lack of internet connectivity.
The issue is that this has not been fixed yet. “
The screen didn’t light up, so I couldn’t access the internet, so what’s happening is the device is locking itself,” Mr Wright wrote on the blog.
“I have had several other devices locked to their own device but not to the one I was on, so it has not affected my experience in any way.””
This bug is a problem with the Android device and the hardware behind it. “
I have had several other devices locked to their own device but not to the one I was on, so it has not affected my experience in any way.”
This bug is a problem with the Android device and the hardware behind it.
“”If you want to do a quick fix and lock the device so you can’t connect to the web, you can install a USB lock.
“He says the bug has been around since May but the flaw has only been reported by one other researcher.”
One of my colleagues, Ryan Jones, has found this bug and published his results here,” he said.
The bug has a number of different causes.
Mr Wright said a locked phone was usually caused by the handset being on the wrong side of the network, and then the phone being connected to a network that was down or slow.
He said a device would also be locked if it was connected to one of the company’s network devices, such as a cloud server.
He said one solution was to connect the phone to a Wi-Fi network, but he said that had not been tested.”
There is a small chance that this is happening on devices that are not connected and it may not be possible to solve this problem if you have connected a Wi/Wifi device,” Mr Butler wrote.
Google has since said it was working on fixing the bug.
More to come.