May 222015
 May 22, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Darren Pauli reports:

Cambridge University boffins Laurent Simon and Ross Anderson say half a billion Android phones could have data recovered and Google accounts compromised thanks to flaws in the default wiping feature.

The gaffe allows tokens for Google and Facebook among others to be recovered in 80 percent of cases. Encryption keys can also be recovered and can with some brute-force password guessing allow attackers to access previously wiped data.

Read more on The Register.

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