A problematic security flaw has been found in Windows 10 Mobile. Brazilian site WindowsTeam reports that a bug is exposing stored images to anyone who is watching. The problem has its own Feedback Hub thread where users are discussing it. Users are understandably concerned about a problem that can expose their private files. The bug was first discovered by Wallace Michael (@wallace_cane). Since then more users have confirmed that it is a genuine issue. Reports are pointing to the Lock Screen being the cause of the problem. More specifically, anyone can simply get to images and bypass the Lock Screen with a simple method. By following the steps below, it is possible to navigate the Lock Screen and enter a device images within knowing the pin code:
- On a locked device, take any photo.
- Preview the photo using the Preview thumbnail (lower left), and after the photo has been opened, delete it using the trash bin icon.
- Press the Back button.
- Preview the photo again, using the thumbnail. You should see a black screen.
- Press the back button and Preview the photo using the thumbnail for a 3rd time.