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Android wipe unreliable via @HatforceSec #security

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Jan Schejbal writes that Hatforce has discovered that the “wipe” function on Android does not reliably delete data on all devices. On a Nexus S running Android 2.3.6, we were able to recover user data after running a “wipe” both using the “factorydata reset” from the menu and by wiping the device from recovery.

To recover data, the device must be rooted. This can be done after the wipe by using e.g. the zergRush root exploit. (Note that the official way which includes unlocking the bootloader must…

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

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