[Noisebridge-discuss] FBI, stumped by pimp's Android pattern lock, serves warrant on Google

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Sat Apr 21 10:58:20 PDT 2012


On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 10:37 AM, Ben Kochie <superq at gmail.com> wrote:
> The funny part is, the feds are still not going to get the password to
> unlock the device.  Have fun with that hashed password.  Google's not
> stupid enough to store user passwords in plain text.

Sure, but I would presume someone there can grant a session token or
somehow respond affirmatively to an authentication request from this
phone, so as to get it to unlock without the password.

Still -- what a weird situation.

--j


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