Breaking News
Design How-To

Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation

NO RATINGS
Page 1 / 3 Next >
More Related Links
View Comments: Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Jeske
User Rank
Rookie
re: Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation
Jeske   7/10/2012 11:05:18 AM
NO RATINGS
It sounds weird to me an freescale specialist, giving away hints about ways to unlock smartphones...If I was a smatphone manufacturer, I'm not sure if I would be happy reading such articles.. for sure not the ones coming from the guins wo will be probably supporting new devs...

gayatrikumar_1
User Rank
Rookie
re: Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation
gayatrikumar_1   7/10/2012 1:12:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Ok, now, People know the secret. Smart Phone Manufacturers will become smarter :)

anon6223816
User Rank
Rookie
re: Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation
anon6223816   7/10/2012 1:25:12 PM
NO RATINGS
Look at the titles of Part III and IV. It's clear that if you use the lousy "security" approaches he's describing, your products are easily cracked. Want to bet me that future parts will describe something better? Something made by Freescale? ;-) I used to work in this area. Cellphone security is complicated, and many chip and phone manufacturers are still on the steep part of the learning curve of how to do it. Phone hackers are extremely clever, and any half-hearted "security" system is going to be hacked - count on it.

anon6223816
User Rank
Rookie
re: Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation
anon6223816   7/10/2012 1:31:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Let me clarify. By "if you use the lousy "security" approaches he's describing", I meant in part 2. Part 3 looks like he's going to describe a trusted boot sequence. Pay close attention, it's table-stakes if you want to play this game ;-).

JustinTALA
User Rank
Rookie
re: Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation
JustinTALA   7/10/2012 2:25:01 PM
NO RATINGS
excellent article guyz. @author can you propose further reading please ? I'm super interested.

Mohit.arora
User Rank
Rookie
re: Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation
Mohit.arora   7/17/2012 10:29:46 AM
NO RATINGS
The whole idea was to take Smarphone as this as example so people could relate it better to the applications they know and then apply the concepts to embedded world. Part 3 will include more details on secure bootloaders while Part 4 will extend it to cover idea security platform inherits capabilities from the mobile world and can be incorporated in future embedded devices. Would be happy to receive any further feedback.

Mohit.arora
User Rank
Rookie
re: Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation
Mohit.arora   7/17/2012 10:31:30 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks Steve, you are correct. Part 3 is going to cover all sort of secure bootloader options while Part 4 is going to extend it further covering ideal security platform that leverages the concepts from mobile world and apply on embedded/Industrial devices that need best in class security.

Mohit.arora
User Rank
Rookie
re: Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation
Mohit.arora   7/17/2012 10:32:14 AM
NO RATINGS
Justin, Thanks. Next part should be up in next 2 weeks (I hope) or earlier :-)

jzwatches
User Rank
Rookie
re: Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 2: What really happens during an unlock operation
jzwatches   10/18/2012 4:29:11 AM
NO RATINGS
Well, as a smartphone user, I'm not quite sure whether this article is supposed to benefit me as a consumer or is targetting phone manufacturers. I have a friend who used to own an iPhone. He found an article online that provided a method to "unlock" it and he was able to customize his iPhone with personalized tones and wallpapers. Thus, from his point of view as a consumer, such articles have benefited him in a way that he is able to use his phone the way he wants the phone to work, and not be restricted to only the default phone features. However, if this article is about ensuring that your phone is safe enough from hackers who wish to invade your privacy, then I'm definitely looking forward to the upcoming subsequent articles to tell me how to be on my guards. - http://www.jzandf.com

Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times editor Junko Yoshida grills two executives --Rick Walker, senior product marketing manager for IoT and home automation for CSR, and Jim Reich, CTO and co-founder at Palatehome.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week