March 8, 2013

Freezing an Android phone can help reveal its confidential contents

_66251086_frost_menu.jpg Frozen Android phones give up data secrets, according to a team of security researchers at Erlangen's Friedrich-Alexander University in German. [via the BBC].

quotemarksright.jpgThe 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 version of Android known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

The attack allowed the researchers to get at contact lists, browsing histories and photos.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read more. Report: FROST: Forensic Recovery Of Scrambled Telephone

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