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06-25-2015

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p1m "power saving switch" on the left side of the phone is serious security bug

2017-09-01, 11:14 AM

In p1m with stock Android 5.1 there is setting with 3 options:

Settings->"Sound & notification"->When device is locked:

1. Show all notification content

2. Hide sensitive notification content

3. Don't show notifications at all

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I have this setting set to: "Hide sensitive notification content"

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When "confirmation SMS" arrives from the "internet banking" from a bank and if my phone is locked the phone will not display the "confirmation SMS" from the bank that will enable me to transfer money. I have to unlock the phone to see the "confirmation SMS" from the bank.

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BUT In p1m the "power saving switch" on the left side of the phone will switch the setting / option

"Sound & notification"->When device is locked

to

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"Show all notification content"

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without any warning and therefore anyone who can get to my phone can use the "power saving switch" on the left side of the phone and can see any SMS including the "confirmation SMS" from internet banking and therefore can get to my bank account even without unlocking the locked phone. It is serious security bug / flaw.

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The only remedy is to use:

Settings->"Sound & notification"->When device is locked: Don't show notifications at all

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The setting "Don't show notifications at all" will remain set and even the "Power saving switch" on the left side of the phone will not switch the option to "Show all notification content".

 

Thank you, best regards

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