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(BBC)   Researchers bypass Android phone's encryption system by freezing it. In this context freezing is not a hacking term   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Android Phone, Android, ice cream sandwich, FAU  
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2013-03-07 09:30:26 PM  
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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.
2013-03-07 11:44:21 PM  
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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.


Who could resist the coincidence that this encryption was introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich?
2013-03-07 09:33:36 PM  
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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.
 
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