New Cold Boot Attack Unlocks Disk Encryption On Nearly All Modern PCs


 

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on The Hacker News September 13, 2018 at 08:30AM.)

Security researchers have revealed a new attack to steal passwords, encryption keys and other sensitive information stored on most modern computers, even those with full disk encryption.

The attack is a new variation of a traditional

Cold Boot Attack

, which is around since 2008 and lets attackers steal information that briefly remains in the memory (RAM) after the computer is shut down.

However, to make the cold boot attacks less effective, most modern computers come bundled with a safeguard, created by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), that overwrites the contents of the RAM when the power on the device is restored, preventing the data from being read.

Now, researchers from Finnish cyber-security firm F-Secure figured out a new way to disable this overwrite security measure by physically manipulating the computer’s firmware, potentially allowing attackers to recover sensitive data stored on the computer after a cold reboot in a matter of few minutes.

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This article and images were originally posted on [The Hacker News] September 13, 2018 at 08:30AM. Credit to the original author and The Hacker News | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

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