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Freezing an Android phone can help reveal its confidential contents, German security researchers have found.

The team froze phones for an hour as a way to get around the encryption system that protects the data on a phone by scrambling it.

Google introduced the data scrambling system with the latest version of Android called Ice Cream Sandwich.

Pretty cool if you ask me. Doesn't really seem like much of a concern to the end user, since you'd physically need to have the phone and the custom software to access any of the data, but still very interesting.
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Pretty cool if you ask me. g.

Very cool. -10C, in fact. tongue.gif

Seriously though, that is very interesting/odd news. smile.gif
    
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Very cool. -10C, in fact. tongue.gif

Seriously though, that is very interesting/odd news. smile.gif

ASLKDFJALSKD!!! mad.gifmad.gif

I was gonna make that pun mad.gifmad.gif


Nice discovery though, goes to show that no matter how strong we make the software... it still has hardware's vulnerabilities, thumb.gif
   
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Haha, never even noticed that.
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gives a whole new meaning to ice cream sandwich, eh?
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I'm pretty sure i saw this kind of article in OCN Before...

cant find the link right now, since i have to get to class like in 1 minute lol
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4 responses, 2 bad puns, and 1 guy raging because he couldn't make one of the puns.


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Oh yeah, i heard about this a few weeks ago.

what makes it work, is that by freezing the ram chips, they retain their data for a short time after losing power. If you can get the phone to boot back up in that short period of time between power down and boot up, you can then hack into it and pull the residual data left in the ram.

I think a member on XDA posted it a few weeks ago. (I keep wondering why I read news stories, only to see them here days/weeks later and think I'm having some weird deja vu episode)
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Oh yeah, i heard about this a few weeks ago.

what makes it work, is that by freezing the ram chips, they retain their data for a short time after losing power. If you can get the phone to boot back up in that short period of time between power down and boot up, you can then hack into it and pull the residual data left in the ram.

I think a member on XDA posted it a few weeks ago. (I keep wondering why I read news stories, only to see them here days/weeks later and think I'm having some weird deja vu episode)

This is nothing new in the computing world in general as this whole accessing data that's in RAM has been at least discussed before...I just imagine that its easier to do with a phone than a full computer let alone a server.
     
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It's a cold boot attack. What's scarier is people using Android SDK to circumvent the swipe pattern logon / lockscreen (flashing via Android SDK to basically wipe the pattern logon).

Unless you have top secret info or compromising pictures like some idiots (http://consumerist.com/2013/03/06/yet-another-accused-thief-makes-rookie-mistake-of-uploading-pics-from-stolen-ipad-to-the-cloud/) ... don't worry about it because as far as losing your phone if you have IMEI & GPS it's all tracable http://consumerist.com/2013/03/06/yet-another-accused-thief-makes-rookie-mistake-of-uploading-pics-from-stolen-ipad-to-the-cloud/ (Click to show)
The funny thing about those who steal technological toys like iPads and iPhones from others is often that they don’t really know the capabilities of the electronics they’ve swiped. Even if they do, incriminating photos have a way of showing up and biting them in the rear. A woman accused of stealing an iPad ended up providing her own mug shot when photos her kids reportedly took were uploaded to the owner’s cloud.

Edited by AlphaC - 3/7/13 at 10:11am
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