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A flaw in Qualcomm processors allows access to ciphered information

06/30/2016

A flaw in Qualcomm mobile processors, used in 60% Android mobiles, allows an attacker to access the ciphered information stored. The ciphering keys are generated using a module called KeyMaster, that depends on Qualcomm Secure Environment Execution (QSEE). A vulnerability in QSEE allows a brute force attack without triggering the wiping mechanism implemented on Android to prevent this kind of attack.