Freezing RAM a method to criticial data theft

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  1. chainbolt

    chainbolt Member

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    "data was frozen in place" :eek:


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    A Method for Critical Data Theft


    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/22/technology/22chip.html?ref=business
     
  2. Eggbert69

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    Pretty cool I guess but pointless beyond a demonstration dont you think?
    It'd be harder to break into a place and steal the Dram from computers than to hack into them
     
  3. chainbolt

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    Yep, a very unlikely scenario for a regular data thief to get data this way. But certainly a possibility for law enforcement and "similar" purposes. Also good to know: Even encrypted data can be "extracted" this way.
     
  4. The Sentinel

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    This man is spot on!!!!
     
  5. eva2000

    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    woah nice :cool::D
     
  6. n3wbi379

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    looks like the cold isnt just for over clocking :tongue:
     
  7. Smoke87

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    Why the $%^! are the keys not encrypted whilst in the RAM!?

    Don't they ever think that people would go and read them while the PC is on?

    OH WAIT a minute, we've been exploiting that "small" fault in all software since 1996 with game cracks, serials and keygens...sigh.
     
  8. deva_da_man

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    The 'modern data-scrambling algorithms' they are talking about are slightly more complex than what you are talking about.

    So you're saying they should be encrypted? With what? The keys used to decrypt the other keys would have to be stored somewhere as well you know...
     

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