Friday, 22 February 2008

Cold Hacking: what we leave behind

It seems that DRAM is not so forgetful after all! It would seem that some plucky researchers over at Princeton have demonstrated how to obtain critical cryptographic keys for disk encryption systems such as BitLocker and TrueCrypt by cold booting a system an having a look at what is left in memory.

They even have a video of the talk and a paper. This is another example of side attacks on cryptosystems which the great might big boss Bruce has been mentioning for some time now.

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