MrEricSir: Freezing a memory chip so you can grab the encryption key before it clears isn't an Android vulnerability at all, it's a general hardware flaw.But I guess throwing the Android brand into the headline makes it sound scarier, thus getting more clicks.
Neondistraction: I remember reading about this a couple of weeks ago. I seem to recall this particular method would only work if you had disabled a certain feature on your phone so that you could flash the ROM.
trialpha: Neondistraction: I remember reading about this a couple of weeks ago. I seem to recall this particular method would only work if you had disabled a certain feature on your phone so that you could flash the ROM.The description of it I read stated that they loaded in their own custom recovery image, which requires an unlocked bootloader. So this wouldn't work on a stock android install.WIth some of the nexus devices, if you root them you can relock the bootloader via an ap. So that might be wise for the security paranoid.
The6502Man: If I read the article correctly, they bypassed the phones OS, ran their own code and managed to read the flash chips? Wow... Almost like a custom OS that dumps out ROM files. So what was the freezer for?Am I missing something here?
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