[Chugalug] wipable phone?

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Thu Jun 6 20:05:37 UTC 2013


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On 6/6/2013 3:59 PM, Rod-Lists wrote:
> My understanding that it is hard to wipe a phone truely clean.
> That there quite a few nooks an crannies that are left untouched.

Let's qualify the risk we are attempting to mitigate here.... the
local DHS (or equivalent in whatever country we land in) is most
likely *NOT* going to go to the trouble at the airport to jailbreak an
apparently non or minimally configured smartphone and then start
cloning the filesystem, or start digging around on it for that matter.
 The really cool toys that decrypt/unlock phones usually aren't that
portable, and are way too expensive to be trusted at an airport. <I
want to use a sarcasm tag, but I think the irony one is calling>

If you have concerns beyond that, you should most likely be using a
dumb phone in your travels if you are traveling in areas where this is
an issue and you don't have appropriate diplomatic or armed protection.

Regards,

dtb
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