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Even tiny microSD cards have chips that can be hacked

31
Dec
2013

Andrew “bunnie” Huang and Sean “xobs” Cross have discovered a way to hack even the small microSD cards that go inside current smartphones and tablets to increase their storage, as well as other flash-based memory solutions, presenting their findings at the Chaos Computer Congress (30C3). In a detailed blog post on bunnie:studios, Huang explained how the hack works, and why many flash cards are susceptible to being hacked and used for malicious purposes by people who are aware of this particular potentially serious security vulnerability. The problem with flash memory is that it’s not flaw free, and the companies that make flash-based devices are likely to “fix” the hardware issues with the help of sophisticated software that runs on a

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