We go to such great lengths to secure our smartphones. We put passwords on our lock screens, encrypt our data, and install anti-theft programs, but it's never enough—someone, somewhere, will find a way around any protective measure you use, no matter how sophisticated.
Unfortunately, it can be far easier than you'd think. All you need to access data on an Android phone is a freezer.
Tilo Mueller and Michael Spreitzenbarth, two researchers from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, were able to read data including images, email, and browsing history from the memory of a... more