New phone security threat unveiled

Sarah Coles
Ice and a phone
Ice and a phone

Researchers have revealed a weakness in some Android mobile phones. The team at Erlangen's Friedrich-Alexander University froze the mobile phones for an hour (in this instance they used a Galaxy Nexus). They carefully removed and replaced the battery, which disabled the scrambling system that protects the data on the phone.

They were then able to get at a host of sensitive details, including contact lists and photographs.