News links for 13 March 2013
Samsung to issue Galaxy S3 lock screen bypass fix 'shortly' as Lookout releases fix | ZDNet
"The bug allows an attacker in possession of the phone to bypass the passcode-secured lock screen. The bug can be exposed by cancelling an emergency call and hitting the power button on a locked device, giving access to data and apps on the device."
Yahoo's Mayer gets internal flak for more rigorous hiring | Reuters
"Mayer dismissed the complaint that she had refused good candidates because they did not have degrees from prestigious universities, and instead she challenged her staff to get better at recruiting, according to an employee who was at the meeting."Why can't we just be good at hiring?" Mayer said, playing off a line from what she called one of her favorite...
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