kgo at grant-olson.net
Fri Mar 5 23:04:27 CET 2010
On 3/5/2010 4:30 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> For quite some time we've known that hibernation files present risks for
> information security. However, there are always those who say "until I
> see an actual demonstration, I won't believe it."
> The upshot: we now have an actual demonstration. The takeaway is that
> you should be very, very careful about hibernating your computer while
> passphrases are cached, or while GnuPG is actively processing a file.
That article was a little vague. And I don't know much about memory
forensics in practice. Do you know that it actually was a hibernation
file and not swap space?
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