Category Archives: Grayware

Privacy invasion: Mobile Malware even After Factory Reset

Client from one of the top insurance companies has malware even after the smartphone has gone through factory reset. Data Care Clinic located the source of the malware and cleaned the device.

36% of all mobile apps is “grayware” or “madware” apps. According to Symantec. 17 percent of all Android apps were actually malware. Cryptolocker/Simplocker, mobile crypto-ransomware, encrypts your data. More sophisticated variant of Simplocker generates unique keys for each infected device, making it harder to decrypt infected devices.

IoT is going to open up more avenues for attacks. Malware is becoming the weapon of choice.

How do you stay safe on Android?

There is a dire need for best practices as well as protecting access to valuable data. Data Care Clinic is on your side to update your devices to the latest version of Android and keeps them clean and secure.

Data Recovery from eMMC used in Mobile Devices with a dead PCB

eMMC is widely used in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. 

MMC/eMMC has seen improvements to read and write speeds over the years, and more recently we’ve gone from eMMC V4.41, V4.5, V5.0, and V5.1. Unlike UFS, eMMC is based on an 8-bit parallel interface, and scaling of interface performance is nearing its limits.

The complete test points Data Care Clinic spent MANY countless hours and sleepless nights tracing so we can get a data recovery procedure made to fix all these devices either bricked or with a dead PCB. After discussions and friendly chat with friends. Data Care Clinic reviewed the patches and keeps improving our SOP to support more working modes. Data Care Clinic can recover data from mobile devices with a completely dead PCB faster.