Technology has gained a huge place in our daily lives. We store more and more private and compromised information on our electronic devices. This makes us vulnerable beings who are at the mercy of those who want to access our data. Thousands of smartphone users use unlocking patterns to protect the information they store on their mobile phones. We tend to think that, with this mechanism, our data is safe from anyone who wants to access it without our permission. However, we are very much mistaken. According to a study conducted by the Universities of Lancaster and Bad (UK) and Northwest University (China), the unlocking pattern of millions of Android mobiles can be broken in less than five attempts.
According to the study data, 40% of users prefer this security measure to the classic pin code. What these users don’t know is that patterns that are a priori more complex are easier to guess. And how is that possible? Here we gather all the information you need to really learn how to protect your data. Let’s get started!