Can Cool Androids Be Hacked ?
Researchers at Erlangen University in Germany that by cooling your Android to freezing temperatures and applying the ‘FROST’ attack hackers can vital information from your phone’s memory. This was demonstrated on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus which ran on the latest version of Android.
This can be achieved even if the device is PIN protected with the disk encryption. ‘FROST’ – Forensic Recovery of Scrambled Telephones is tool used for forensic purpose. In this process they retrieve the data from the phone’s RAM. By cooling the phone to freezing temperatures the information stays in the memory for up to five to six seconds, and during this time they can get the data with a computer.