Tesco Hudl and other Android devices face data reset flaw

Tesco Hudl and other Android devices face data reset flaw
 

Hiding data by using a factory reset option does little to delete potentially sensitive information, suggest researchers. Three separate investigations of Android's data deleting systems found it was possible to recover information.
In some cases, a reset just removed the list of where data was stored and deleted nothing else.
In particular, Tesco's Hudl tablet was found to have a flaw that let attackers get at data saved to onboard memory.
All the investigations used second-hand devices sold via auction sites such as eBay.
The BBC worked with security expert Ken Munro from security firm... read more

 
15 August 2014 in Science &Technology, Views: 29
Source: BBC
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