Re: Android Lock Patterns Laughably Easy To Guess
From the first time I saw my friends using lock patterns to protect their phones, I wondered about them. Many studies have shown that 'safe' password rules like always using at least one capital letter and a number, or not using real words, are actually worthless. 'ilikecats' and 'AsD78edD5' are equally vulnerable to a brute force attack or a phisher, and they're up against that much more often than they're up against someone who knows you like cats. In that sense, All lock patterns are equally vulnerable to a brute-force attack... but is that really something they'll be up against? It still stops someone from grabbing your phone and looking at your stuff *without* stealing it. The deterrent effect counts for a lot.