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

Brian Conley brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Thu Feb 21 10:38:50 PST 2013


hrm, also true for the newest line of google nexus i believe.

On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:37 AM, Parker Higgins <parker at eff.org> wrote:

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> On 2/21/13 10:32 AM, Brian Conley wrote:
> > Any idea why the researchers would posit that iOS devices may be
> > less susceptible?
>
> Not sure if this is what they have in mind, but this particular
> technique requires a battery pop to get into fastboot mode, which
> isn't quite as available on iOS devices as these Android ones.
>
>
>
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Steve Weis <steveweis at gmail.com
> > <mailto: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.
> >
>
> - --
> Parker Higgins
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