Fedora - Cold Boot Attack

Roman Rakus rrakus at redhat.com
Thu Nov 11 19:55:13 UTC 2010

  On 11/08/2010 03:12 PM, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> Here is the attack:  Your system is running with nice secure encrypted
> drives, no console access (or a locked screen on a laptop). The
> attacker inserts a bootable USB key and hits the power switch. System
> reboots into the USB key, it retrieves the cryptographic keys for
> reading your disk from memory, then copies whatever information it
> likes.
Only if the laptop is configured to boot from the USB. But I know, 
everything here is theoretical.


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