...Contrary to popular assumption, DRAMs used in most modern computers retain their contents for seconds to minutes after power is lost, even at operating temperatures and even if removed from a motherboard. Although DRAMs become less reliable when they are not refreshed, they are not immediately erased, and their contents persist sufficiently for malicious (or forensic) acquisition of usable full-system memory images. For the rest of the abstract, click here.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
COLD BOOT ATTACKS ON ENCRYPTION KEYS (Don't get hacked!)
Encryption software may not be foolproof if someone has access to your computer at the proper time.