Fedora - Cold Boot Attack

Vaclav Mocek little.owl at email.cz
Fri Nov 12 01:13:00 UTC 2010

On 11/08/2010 10:18 AM, Petr Pisar wrote:
> So, after quick reading, this is not what I expected. This is just
> another kernel block cypher used by dmcrypt to (de)crypt block device
> data guartneeing encryption key does no leave CPU by storing the key in
> SSE register. The drawback is nobody can use SSE instructions then.
> -- Petr

Yes, I went quickly through that theses and it is as you wrote - nobody 
can use streaming instruction any more. Similar approach might be a way 
for architectures, where is possible to allocate a part of the internal 
cache as a fast memory and place there what ever you want.

Vaclav M.

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