Hibernation and secret keys

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Thu Feb 12 00:09:55 CET 2009

On Wednesday 11 February 2009, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> 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...

Do you mean in a secure way? If yes, then that's not what I understood 
that David meant.

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

USB stick and secure? :-)

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

Of course. Another "obviously" that might be necessary to state 
explicitly because it might not be obvious to everybody.

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