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Cold boot attack For Cryptographic Keys in Android Phones

 

Frost – Forensic Recovery of Scrambled Phones. Germany research team has got the stored cryptographic key at the frozen state of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich after the device is frozen to -10 degree Celsius.

Using a new attack on contacts list, photos and browsing history can be revealed said the internet resources. The attack has been successfully worked on Google Nexus device from Samsung by the Germany research group. The device is stored in Freezer to -10 degree Celsius and connecting the phone and forced the handset to the vulnerable mode. The software Frost is to move the device to access the Ram and restore the data in the fast boot mode.

The practical guide can be seen in the Frost page revealed by the developers. The source code is available and it is at the user’s risk.

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Source :  https://www1.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/frost