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[liberationtech] Freeze the memory out of a galaxy nexus?

Brian Conley brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Thu Feb 21 10:32:13 PST 2013


Thanks Steve,

Any idea why the researchers would posit that iOS devices may be less
susceptible?

Brian

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Steve Weis <steveweis at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a good illustration how data in use is exposed to physical attacks
> on most computing devices.
>
> An interesting side-note is that Android phones are starting to ship with
> a hardware security module (HSM), which can be used for crypto operations
> and key storage. Duo Security is one company that started using the HSM to
> store credentials:
>
> http://siliconangle.com/blog/2013/02/19/simple-to-scale-duo-security-uses-android-hardware-for-its-own-hack-resistance/
>
> I haven't found much about the capabilities of these HSMs. It's not a
> silver bullet since they may still be key material exposed in memory, but I
> think it's a positive development.
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 7:12 AM, Brian Conley <brianc at smallworldnews.tv>wrote:
>
>>
>> http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/02/14/frost-attack-unlocks-android-phones-data-by-chilling-its-memory-in-a-freezer/
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