February 25, 2021

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Flawed Android Factory Reset Failed to Clear Private Data from Smartphones

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The infamous factory reset turns out not to be not as secure as once thought for android devices.  These do affect some older versions (2.3.x – 4.3).  So it affects most android phones.
http://thehackernews.com/2015/05/android-factory-reset.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheHackersNews+(The+Hackers+News+-+Security+Blog)&_m=3n.009a.951.bo0ao071vf.jpe&m=1
Here is the research paper containing the study from Laurent Simon and Ross Anderson.

[gview file=”http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/Papers/fr_most15.pdf”]

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