This smartphone hack is cool... literally
0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2013, 05:46 posted on
Now here's a hack, the kind of which you might have not heard of before. It involves a smartphone, a freezer, and a hacker with the right skills. Do we have your attention already? Okay, then here's how it all breaks down. A team of researchers at Erlangen University in Germany have found a way of accessing information stored in a smartphone's RAM (random access memory) regardless of whether the device is protected by a password or whether its storage is encrypted. Their hack involves chilling the device down to -15 degrees Celsius...
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1. jroc74 (Posts: 3446; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I say....whoever goes thru all that to get my info...if they get it they deserve it. lol
"Even the encryption keys required to decrypt and read encrypted content in the phone's storage were found, although reading that data would have not been possible if the handset's bootloader were locked."
+1 for Motorola? I know phones with an unlockable bootloader can be re locked.... Moto just makes it impossible now.
I wonder why Motorola never went after BB business market.
3. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1260; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
too much hassle, with ios you can bypass the lockscreen just by playing around with the lock button
4. -box- (Posts: 3470; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Wouldn't that be ROM or the hard drive, not RAM?