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

Ben Kochie superq at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 14:03:20 PDT 2012


I think there have been other law enforcement requests for this and
Google did say basically that.

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 13:52, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> 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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