Friday, February 22, 2008

Is It Safe?

Well, apparently, there's quite a good chance that it's not!

This video explains how a group at Princeton has been able to beat hard disk encryption by tracking down the password stored in a PC's memory.

Pretty amazing stuff, especially the bit where they show that some memory chips will retain their content for at least ten minutes with no power, if cooled by something as simple as a can of compressed air.

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