At Defcon, Hackers Show How to Bypass Android Encryption – Ina Fried – Mobile – AllThingsD

At Defcon, Hackers Show How to Bypass Android Encryption – Ina Fried – Mobile – AllThingsD.

More apparent insecurity in the Android platform: apparently the Android operating system from version 3.0 though the present use the same password for unlocking the device that it uses for encrypting the data on the phone. This opens up data on the phone to a relatively simple brute force attack, as few people use complex passwords to unlock their phones.

In light of this revelation, it is clear that Android continues to be a questionable choice in platforms for businesses / enterprise use.

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