Do not show full remaining unlock attempts on device unlock screen

asked 2014-01-28 01:19:34 +0200

nephros gravatar image

updated 2014-01-30 12:22:57 +0200

When trying to unlock the screen via device lock code, the number of remaining attempts is shown. E.g. 48/50

I think it would be a nice improvement if the configured maximum of tries were not shown.

Instead, show the "X of Y attempts remaining" only once the remaining attempts fall under a certain limit. It would be nice if that limit were configurable, but a fixed limit of, say, 10, would be fine as well

Rationale: Were I a thief trying to guess the lock screen code, I would be all but encouraged to brute-force the code if the number of remaining attempts is always shown, and high (like 50, or unlimited). It would enhance the effect of the lock screen if the number of remaining attempts were unknown until a certain low threshold of e.g. 10 or less.

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