Cold Boot Attacks on Disk Encryption

By Scott Rose at 2:15 am on February 22, 2008 | 6 Comments

Well-known security researcher and commentator Ed Felton and colleagues at Princeton report on a technique for breaking many whole-disk encryption schemes, including the most common ones. The attack is based upon scanning RAM for encryption keys, and is even (reported to be) effective on a machine that has been recently powered down.

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