Latest Ice Cream Sandwich causes cyber security threat for Android owning Eskimos

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A Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been hacked to reveal its contents by researchers who put the device in a freezer for an hour.

According to the BBC, the device when reached a temperature of -10C, was then accessible to a cyber attack by German security researchers.

The researchers discovered that by freezing a phone, it allowed them to bypass the encryption data scrambling system on the phone. This added security element was available on the latest version of  Android called Ice Cream Sandwich (the irony).

During the attack, researchers gathered contact lists, browsing histories and photos. 

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