It has come to my attention that despite locking an album using the prescribed method (i.e., holding onto the album, clicking "more," and selecting "lock album"), unauthorized users can still gain access to the images contained within the locked albums. This breach of privacy raises concerns about the effectiveness of the lock feature and its ability to safeguard sensitive content.
To reproduce this vulnerability, one can simply perform the following steps:
1. Lock an album by holding onto it and then clicking "more." Subsequently, choose the option "lock album."
2. Once the album is locked, holding onto it again and selecting "more" provides access to the "change cover image" option. By clicking on this option, the images within the supposedly locked album become visible, undermining the purpose of the lock feature.
3. Additionally, just showing the cover image of the locked album is possible by holding onto the album, clicking "more," and choosing the "move" option. This, too, grants access to the cover photo despite the album being locked.
Moreover, another alarming method of circumventing the lock protection is by permitting a third-party app, such as "Google Photos," access to the Samsung file system. By doing so, the images within the locked album can be displayed through the unauthorized app, potentially exposing private content to unintended viewers.
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