Hibernation and secret keys

Christoph Anton Mitterer christoph.anton.mitterer at physik.uni-muenchen.de
Wed Feb 11 23:02:35 CET 2009

On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 22:37 +0100, Ingo Klöcker wrote: 
> > Your machine suspends, and writes a snapshot of its memory to disk.
> > Sure, let's say it's even encrypted.  When you wake the machine, is
> > the encrypted disk still mounted?
> Obviously not.

Why? This IS of course possible...

Of course you need something secure (e.g. an USB stick) to boot from.

And one should prevent Suspend to RAM, due to well known colling

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