Nothing is “unbreakable” in the world of technology, and the companies behind their range of products know it. The thing is, you can only do so much, and sometimes, the flaws were not realized until someone out there with the relevant amount of smarts figure things out, only to record an exploit of it while gaining their 15 minutes of fame. Well, iPhone users have had to go through the indignation of reverting to iOS 6.1.1 after the recent iOS 6.1.3 update introduced a passcode flaw in both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. Late last year, there was an exploit discovered in Samsung devices that ran on Exynos 4210 and Exynos 4412 processors, which were eventually fixed by a firmware update. Well, it seems that the Sony Xperia Z would be the latest device to fall under the curse of the lockscreen flaw.

Sure, it is protected against water and dust, but it does jack to those who want to steal some of your personal information on the handset. As demonstrated in the video above, Scott Reed, a Sony Xperia Z owner, managed to figure out a method to bypass the lockscreen on your beloved Xperia Z. Hopefully Sony will be able to roll out a patch, and time is of the essence! Does this mean the random shutdown issues will also be fixed?

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Key SpecsXperia Z
StatusReleased
Resolution1920x1080
Size (Diagonal, Inches)5"
Processor NameMDM9215M /
4-core
1.5 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity80 GB
Megapixels13.1 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)2330 mAh
Street Price$350
Complete product dataSony Xperia Z Full specs
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