data remanence (was: Some legal trouble with TOR in France)

cesare VoltZ voltsz at
Mon May 15 05:15:55 UTC 2006

What do you think about to start TOR with Knoppix Linux booted from a


On 5/15/06, Michael Holstein <michael.holstein at> wrote:
> > There are methods (and they are used) to read data from a overwritten
> > disk.
> Has anyone tried creating a (ro) flash-boot linux system for TOR with
> all the (rw) stuff mounted in RAM ?
> Such a device would raise the bar quite a bit, no? (AFIK, there is no
> data remanence problem with DRAM .. unless $they can stop the clock and
> keep power applied).
> (seeing the $agency come in with a UPS and trying to splice the A/C
> without shutting it off, and then carrying out the server on battery
> power conjures up memories of a certian Seinfield episode).
> /mike.
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