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

Jake jake at spaz.org
Sat Apr 21 13:52:44 PDT 2012


i think it would be ideal if Google could honestly answer, "we do not have 
the ability to unlock a phone which has been locked that way, sorry."

On Sat, 21 Apr 2012, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:

> 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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