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antdude
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Access files on locked, encrypted Android phones in freezer.

»www1.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/frost from »boingboing.net/2013/03/06/access···ryp.html

"This is alarming, if true: according to a group of German security researchers at the University of Erlangen, if you put a locked, encrypted Android phone in the freezer for an hour and then quickly reboot it and plug it into a laptop, the memory will retain enough charge to stay decrypted, and can boot up into a custom OS that can recover the keys and boot the phone up with all the files available in the clear. The attack is called FROST: 'Forensic Recovery Of Scrambled Telephones,' and it requires a phone with an unlocked bootloader to work..."
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Cudni
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You take it out with a favourite ice cream and decrypt it. Fun attack, not sure how useful but fun

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reply to antdude
said by antdude:

»www1.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/frost from »boingboing.net/2013/03/06/access···ryp.html

"...it requires a phone with an unlocked bootloader to work..."

Cool attack!! However, it also does require a freezer plus a download of their fastboot re-flashing program.

Did you ever wonder how researchers reason their way to such bizarre methods? At first blush, this is certainly not intuitively obvious...
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