Seth Rosenblatt:

Avast didn’t have to resort to much digital jiu-jitsu to recover the data from the phones it acquired, McColgan said. His team used “fairly generic, publicly available,” off-the-shelf digital forensics software such as FTK Imager, a drive-imaging program. “Although at first glance the phones appeared thoroughly erased, we quickly retrieved a lot of private data. In most cases, we got to the low-level analysis, which helped us recover SMS and chat messages,” Avast researchers Jaromir Horejsi and David Fiser wrote in the report.

Yikes. Makes me wonder how well iOS fairs.

Posted by Ben Brooks