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Submission + - Literally Freeze Decryption Key In Memory

arminw writes: "Computer scientists have found a way to steal critical data from computers by freezing memory chips with liquid nitrogen and breaking the encryption system used in programs like Microsoft's BitLocker and Apple's FileVault.

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7010122446

"There seems to be no easy remedy for these vulnerabilities Simple software changes are likely to be ineffective; hardware changes are possible but will require time and expense; and today's Trusted Computing technologies appear to be of little help because they cannot protect keys that are already in memory.

If the police confiscate your encrypted laptop, they may now be able to get your data."
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Literally Freeze Decryption Key In Memory

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