Update in Works for Samsung Galaxy S 3 (III) & Note 2 (II) 4 ICE Flaw

Samsung Galaxy S3 security flaw from ICE.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Security Flaw

On March 6 were able to expose a security flaw found on the Samsung Galaxy S III using the emergency call (ICE)feature. This problem also has been reported to occur in the Samsung Galaxy Note II.  Samsung is working on a solution to the problem.

"We are aware of this issue and will release a fix at the earliest possibility,” a Samsung representative told Ina Fried, “Samsung considers user privacy and the security of user data its top priority.”

By touching the "ICE"(In Case of Emergency) button then holding down the home button, we were able to get to the homescreen for a very short time on a Samsung Galaxy S3 with PIN-locking enabled. Video with music follows it also shows how to add emergency contacts to the lockscreen.

We were not able to activate any apps or create any mayhem. You would have to be very fast in order to do any damage on the model we have.

The well reviewed Samsung Galaxy S III was named the top smartphone of 2012, and has gained a great following and offers all kinds of neat features (see video beginner / advanced tips).  There are currently deals to get the SG S3 for a little as penny with contract.