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